Gender Equality Blog
In the last five years, many Syrian women went through critical circumstances with the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, followed by the armed conflict that was imposed on the people by the Syrian regime, and the presence of regional and international forces.
A month ago, a male friend of mine- a university professor- told me that the topic of gender equality should be discussed in a manner that is ‘non-threatening to men’. My answer to him was ‘when you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’.
Ligória Felipe dos Santos is a farmer in the Brazilian semiarid region. She was born and became a woman in a rural community in the municipality of Esperança, in Paraiba.
If you're not there, it's difficult to imagine the lives of the Zimbabwean women and children regularly sexually assaulted for protesting the mining activities at the Marange diamond fields.
“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.” (Arundhati Roy)