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Volume 2

Dark is Divine

Dark is Divine

Dark Is Divine aims to rid society of the mindset that beauty comes only in white. It is a campaign that aims to transform Asia into a region where dark skin color is embraced as readily as light, to the point that the color of a woman’s skin ultimately has no importance. December 9, 2014
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Volume 2

Feminist Films

Feminist Films

To reach the masses, films representing women should neither adopt an elitist approach nor opt for a mundane, superficial, and banal way of conveying themes. January 12, 2015
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Volume 1

When Women Break Down

When Women Break Down

In conflict, every fiber of a mother’s sense of being shudders into protective overdrive. She will push herself across her limits in order to defend her family, and to keep her men and children away from the fighting. This instinct knits societies together while so many of the other structures of civil and civic order collapse. February 11, 2013
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The Bride Price in Afghanistan

The Bride Price in Afghanistan

The bride price sparked competition between Zeba’s mother and aunt. Whose daughter was worth more? Zeba’s mother won the battle this round, but kept in mind that Zeba’s dowry set the precedent for future daughters. March 8, 2013
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Media and the Law

Media and the Law

In Morocco, the laws will have to adjust to deal with the fact that women are building and supporting households, equal to their male counterparts. But developing a culture in which men and women are viewed as having equal human rights instead of one that holds the belief that a man is the one “who commands and should be obeyed” is very challenging. April 8, 2013
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Islam and Women’s Rights

Islam and Women’s Rights

Apologetic literature struggles, and seldom succeeds, to reconcile the gross abuse of women in many Muslim-majority societies with claims that Islam provides for and upholds the rights of women. The fact is, Islam teaches that no human being is superior to another and certainly no one can condemn another to abuse at his or her discretion, least of all because of race, gender, wealth, sexuality, or religious beliefs. May 8, 2013
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Women in Muslim-Majority Societies

Women in Muslim-Majority Societies

I would say that as girls were buried alive before the advent of Islam more than 1,400 years ago, they are being systematically and metaphorically buried alive again. June 10, 2013
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Girls’ Soccer in the Taliban’s Wake

Girls’ Soccer in the Taliban’s Wake

I was only nine years old when the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 1996, changing my life and the lives of many others forever. I fell asleep every night listening to the sounds of rockets and gunfire. Although everyone suffered from the takeover, women and children were the greatest victims. July 8, 2013
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Honor Crimes in Jordan

Honor Crimes in Jordan

Honor crimes are nothing new, and neither is the manipulation of religion to justify these crimes. August 12, 2013
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Welcomed in Al-Maghreb

Welcomed in Al-Maghreb

Women and people as a whole have different definitions of what freedom is. The meaning of freedom in my society is understood by most girls as whether or not they can dress a certain way, smoke or drink, rather than striving for intellectual freedom. September 9, 2013
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Women’s Voices: Why Now?

Women’s Voices: Why Now?

Fighting toward women’s legal and social right—without fear—to have a voice, to exercise unfettered freedom of speech and expression will undermine their inequality, their subservience, their lack of ownership of their own lives, over their own sexuality, over their religious views, and over their children and families. October 8, 2013
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Who Else but the Women?

Who Else but the Women?

As the adoptive mother of a Chinese girl who was abandoned on a wintry street in Hefei when she was just a few days old, I have always told my only child that she can be anything she wants to be. November 12, 2013
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The Anatomy of Oppression

The Anatomy of Oppression

If a woman from California can learn about sexual liberation from a woman in Egypt, then the paradigm of the liberated Western woman vis-à-vis the oppressed Eastern woman is blessedly defunct. December 10, 2013
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In Search of Freedom, Inshallah

In Search of Freedom, Inshallah

I have an agenda for creating this film. It is to encourage a social initiative to create awareness of the need for gender equality and respect toward women on the part of men. January 8, 2014
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