On the move

They struggle, mobilize and solidarize. Be it through an individual or a collective journey, what matters is that they remain "on the move".

A message from Syrian women to Gazan women

The women of Syria would like to address this message of solidarity to the women of Gaza and Palestine. We are exhausted by the repeated deception of major powers. The words we utter convey this exhaustion and are laced with decisions to remain and try again, despite everything. This heartfelt message emerges from a single, shared wound, from continuous pain that has been passed on over many, many years of suffering, from the wound inflicted on victims the world over.

Art as a Tool in the Fight Against Patriarchal Values

The Women’s Rights Center (WRC) is one of the most significant organizations in Montenegro devoted to the fight for a just society that respects human rights and the principles of gender equality. This year marked its 10-year jubilee. Through programs of support services, public advocacy, and culture, the WRC strives to empower women in Montenegro by filling the gap of specialized services for victims of gender-based violence and discrimination. An interview with Tanja Markuš, artist and Women's Rights Center cultural program coordinator

On everyday sexism: an interview with feminist philosopher Lorenzo Gasparrini (2/2)

While it is universally recognized that abusing and physically harming a woman are hideous crimes, the same cannot be said for many forms of “invisible” violence that leave no bruises and are rarely called by their proper name. It is therefore essential to identify and denounce these 'practices of everyday or ordinary sexism' because they constitute the socio-cultural and psychological fertile ground for more serious and sometimes irreversible acts of violence. We discussed this and more with Lorenzo Gasparrini, feminist philosopher and anti-sexism activist, author of the blog Questo uomo no and numerous books, and expert in gender education.

On everyday sexism: an interview with feminist philosopher Lorenzo Gasparrini (1/2)

Many abuses do not make it to the headlines because they leave no visible bruises, and yet, they affect the lives of thousands of women every day. Misogynous and abusive behaviors are widespread in our societies but continue to be belittled or even denied instead of being called by their proper name. All this and more are topics we discussed with Lorenzo Gasparrini, feminist philosopher, anti-sexism activist, author of the blog “Questo uomo no” and numerous books, and expert in gender education. Here is the first part of a long interview Gasparrini gave to Medfeminiswiya on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 2022.

Interview with queer activist Marianne Chbat: “Our presence in academic settings is a militant act”

Marianne Chbat, Canadian of Lebanese-Egyptian origin, has a PhD in applied human sciences from the University of Montreal. Her field of expertise is LGBTQ migrants, mainly from the Middle East. The young woman was one of the speakers at the “Transnational Solidarities and Global Queer Policies” conference recently held in Tunis. Below is an interview we did with her during the event.

Women and the public sphere

The Festival of Mediterranean citizens, held in Catania from 2 till 5 June 2022, hosted a debate on the power relations and the persistence of gender discrimination. The subject is complex, multifaceted and requires rigorous discussions that vary significantly depending on the context. A journalist from Medfeminiswiya participated in the meeting to talk about the situation in Italy.

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