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Karama and Women.

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Stroppyblog reminds us that women against violence is still a constant problem and I was pleasantly surprised to find openDemocracy discussing the issue of Empowering women in the Middle East.

Hibaaq Osman is interviewed and the point was made that the UN’s International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS) initially only covered ten countries and excluded most parts of the Middle East and North Africa:

“Tired of attending international conferences where Arab women were being discussed as victims, and reading reports which excluded their views and experiences, she started the organisation both to empower women to confront the violence within their own societies, and to provide accurate information to the international community.”

More information on Karama here.

Written by modernityblog

10/12/2007 at 15:49

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