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Short films and video art, profiles, video blogs and performances by women of Muslim heritage.
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Video interview with activist Leyla Hussein

Leyla Hussein is a psychotherapist and social activist against FGM working with many organisations challenging the practice and supporting survivors in the UK. Leyla talks to sister-hood in an open and touching conversation that covers the devastating effects of FGM…

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Video interview with Alya Al-Sultani

Alya Al-Sultani is a vocalist and composer who grew up in Tottenham, London, as the daughter of parents who had fled Iraq. She talks to sister-hood about the immigrant experience, the importance of music in her life, and the difficulties…

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Video interview with Baroness Warsi

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi tells her story to sister-hood: from growing up as the daughter of a mill-worker in a working-class community in the north of England, to gaining a seat on the UK cabinet. With support from her parents, Sayeeda…

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Video interview with Mona Eltahawy

In this frank and intimate interview with feminist journalist and commentator Mona Eltahawy, she recounts a harrowing description of her abuse at the hands of the police during the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt. Mona provides advice to women of…

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She fights back!

As part of Oxfam’s Good Fight campaign, the charity has been covering projects aiming to reduce violence against women across the world. One of those is the SheFighter organisation. SheFighter is a response to the growing phenomenon of street harassment…

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womanness: a poem film

There are times When I’m browsing through the market And I am struck By my Womanness It sneaks around the corner Maybe I’ll see it In the eyes of a stranger lingering too long In the gruff holler of a…

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’In Her Honour’

‘Honour’ based violence exists in many forms around the world, from more subtle social controls to more visible physical violence and crimes. ‘Honour’ killings portray the worst of humanity and the most grievous of patriarchal norms and practices perpetrated against…

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Hands

I loved him. His brown eyes and large hands that held me too tight sometimes His wanting that would turn me to stone and the cold I felt when he held me – I loved him. It wasn’t uncommon when…

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Love and Equality

This poem was trigged by difficult and enlightening conversations about gender equality and laws I’ve been having recently with Muslims young and old. And the challenges in trying to reconcile as to how some people who believe in a merciful,…

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Palestinian peace maker Rawan Zaitoun

Rawan was born in East Jerusalem, and was honored in 2009 for being the co-founder of the Interns for Peace program with Adva Kafri. Currently, Rawan is Building Bridges’ Middle East Program Director. Rawan has a diverse and long journey…

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