Interview with Uncaged Youth led Magazine- BBC 100 most Influential and Inspiring Women 2020

By Rana Amr You are in the 3rd grade, you’re sitting on your bench in class reading the Arabic subject book with your teacher, and then you read a sentence that says, "My Mom prepares food while Dad reads the newspaper". You may not feel it, but that’s when the idea was planted in your [...]

By |2021-06-29T18:15:43+03:00June 18th, 2021|Media|0 Comments

“If you lose hope, there is no meaning to life”: Hayat Mirshad on fighting gender inequality in Lebanon

Elizabeth Gregory talks to Hayat Mirshad, the activist and journalist fighting for a better future in a country struggling to survive. Power cuts have been a regular occurrence in Lebanon for decades — but now the country is on the precipice of falling into total darkness. When I meet Hayat Mirshad, activist and journalist, co-founder of feminist [...]

By |2021-05-26T00:18:34+03:00May 20th, 2021|Media|0 Comments

Memory as Resistance: Beirut celebrates the legacy of the unwavering feminist Nawal El Saadawi

By: Tala Ramadan One month on, Nawal El Saadawi’s tribute of Love was set in the middle of the Lebanese capital- Beirut to tell her stories and share narratives with those who interacted with Nawal or her writings. On Sunday 25th of April, Riad Al-Solh Square was filled with women who organize, mobilize, fight, work, [...]

By |2021-05-26T00:11:20+03:00April 27th, 2021|Media|0 Comments

What kind of movement do we want to leave for the future generation?

Op-ed By Hayat Mirshad, At the beginning of my engagement in the feminist movement, I publicly criticized another feminist and soon came to regret it. As my activism matured and I alongside it, I realized that this kind of behavior only serves to harm a movement already operating in a society much too eager to [...]

By |2021-04-23T09:33:08+03:00April 23rd, 2021|Media|0 Comments

A Tribute of Love to Nawal El Saadawi of the World!

Feminists, journalists and authors from the Arab world have gathered virtually to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the late Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, the leading Egyptian feminist activist and writer who died on Sunday March 21, 2021 at the age of 89, and vowed her work would live on through the generations [...]

By |2021-03-28T22:45:02+03:00March 25th, 2021|Media|0 Comments

IWD 2021 Awareness Raising sessions

For the occasion of the International Women's Day 2021, Hayat Mirshad was invited to conduct four different awareness raising sessions tackling the issues of women's rights, feminism and the rise of domestic violence and crimes against women and girls. Instagram Live attended by 36 young girls and boys and organized by the Women's movement club [...]

By |2021-03-12T23:26:28+02:00March 10th, 2021|Media|0 Comments

IWD2021: Ensuring Women’s Right to Peaceful Assembly

A webinar titled "#IWD2021: Ensuring Women’s Right to Peaceful Assembly" and organized by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the Mesoamerican Initiative of women human rights defenders, and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, Clément N. Voule, where Hayat Mirshad shared as a speaker her experience and [...]

By |2021-03-12T23:41:02+02:00March 4th, 2021|Media|0 Comments

Take five: “Women should lead the conversation on gender equality”

A interview with UN Women including 5 questions! Hayat Mirshad is a 32-year-old Lebanese feminist, human rights activist and gender, communications and advocacy expert. As co-founder of the feminist collective FE-MALE in Lebanon, she advocates against discriminatory gender norms and policies and works closely with UN Women’s Men and Women for Gender Equality programme funded by the Government of Sweden. The programme [...]

By |2021-02-24T01:03:52+02:00February 18th, 2021|Media|0 Comments

Thomson Reuters: Murders of women spark anger in Lebanon as domestic violence doubles

Lebanon hit by spate of murders targeting women as authorities say coronavirus lockdowns have doubled domestic violence cases By Timour Azhari and Katy Migiro BEIRUT, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The murder of three women has provoked outrage in Lebanon, as authorities revealed a doubling of domestic abuse reports in a country that recently [...]

By |2021-02-21T16:42:24+02:00February 10th, 2021|Media|0 Comments
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