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Getting women into work

There is a paradox in Jordan. No doubt it is just one amongst many, but this one imposes a heavy tax on the country’s already burdened economy. Despite their successes in education, many Jordanian women are unable to enter and…

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Higher vibrations

What is nourishing for our physical body is nourishing for our spirit and nourishing for our mind. It is very simple. Nourishment is the only act of self-love. Self-love is the only fuel for a compassionate life. Commit to small steps that you can take…

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Followers are not friends

(Disclaimer: I am grateful for my followers.) Real friendship takes work, not just a ‘like’. At the very least, it takes knowing each other’s names. But these days, social media account users throw around the ‘friend’ word while concealing their…

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The importance of day-care

‘My ability to juggle being a woman, being a mother, and being an employee is put to the test in Jordan, a small county with large aspirations. Compared to my male counterparts, my challenges are triple-fold. Public transportation can best…

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Remembering Rim Banna

The world has lost a talented and powerful Palestinian singer and composer. Rim Banna passed away on March 24 after losing her nine-year battle with breast cancer. Banna was a defiant and strong woman who used her voice to sing…

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Afghan women must be heard

As the Kabul Peace Process meeting ends, the rights of Afghan women must not be rolled back. As the second Kabul Peace Process meeting, attended by twenty-three countries, comes to a close on 28th February 2018, Afghan women are once…

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Hashtag feminism in Afghanistan

The global wave of feminism has engulfed Afghanistan. Urban cities like Kabul have seen sharp increases in campaigns geared towards reducing gender-based gaps in the employment and education sectors, as well as in sport venues, just to mention a few….

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Are women citizens?

Women in the Arab world have been denied full citizenship rights for decades by governments who provide excuses such as geographic or political constraints and fears. In reality, denying citizenship rights to the families of women who are married to…

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Celebrating girls on International Women’s Day

In 1909, in support of female garment workers protesting their working conditions, the Socialist Party of America designated March 8th as a day to honour women. By 1917 women in Russia were protesting for ‘bread and peace’ against a backdrop…

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The L word

We express a variety of emotions on a daily basis. It is part of our human nature. However, we struggle sometimes to express the finest emotion of them all: love. Some people go searching for it when it is already…

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Talk to your children about refugees

Yes. Talk to them. But before, please, read about them, inform yourself through different media outlets and primary sources. Then talk.   Talk about history Explain. Go in depth, depending on the questions and the age of your children, or…

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Watching the Handmaid’s Tale in Turkey

Margaret Atwood is one of my favourite authors: not only because of her engaging, magnetic fiction, but also because of her politics and her efforts to spread human rights. When I first read her renowned dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale…

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Pakistani “honesty”

As I sit here, reflecting on the society we roam around in and what makes it tick, my thoughts keep coming back to one thing: as creatures who cannot function without interaction with others, the impact of the ‘other’ on…

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Breaking through

As 2017 ended, I reflected on the challenges and triumphs of the last 12 months, and wondered what 2018 will bring for me, and all the other women and girls across the globe. In many ways 2017 has been a…

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The year for women in Jordan

The year 2017 witnessed important achievements for the women’s movement in Jordan. These are the result of almost two decades of tireless efforts and lobbying by activists and civil society organisations in the country. The Jordanian Ministry of Social Development…

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