Welcome to WILPF's MENA HUB

Looking for accessible and contextualised content to learn more about the feminist movement in the MENA region — from FPE, to disarmament, gender-based violence, and much more?

Here, you will find many feminist guides, knowledge tools, videos, and infographics on various feminist issues, available in English and Arabic.

This platform will be continuously updated with new resources developed with or through our partnerships in the region, or produced by WILPF’s programs and our regional partners.

Resources that reflect our
feminist narratives
by addressing different
regimes of oppression

WHAT’S NEW

New toolkit

Workplace Safeguarding
in the MENA Context​

What are you interested in?
The Effectiveness of Disabled Women in Public Affairs

Zenobia

Research

The Effectiveness of Women with Disabilities in Public Affairs
This research paper by Zenobia looks into the reality Syrian women with disabilities, and the intersectional challenges standing in the way of their participation in public affairs and decision making processes.
Digital Safety Is A Right

Syrian Female Journalists Network

Report

Digital Safety Is A Right
This report, developed by Syrian Female Journalists Network (SFJN) highlights the types of digital violence faced by Syrian journalists and women human rights defenders, based on the results of a survey, interviews, and a focus group discussion. It concludes with recommendations addressed to local media organisations, international foundations working in media development, and social media platforms.
Women in the face of climate justice podcast cover

WILPF

Podcast

Political Is Personal Ep6 — Women in the Face of Climate Change and Conflicts: Between Palestine, Yemen, and Syria
In this new episode of #political_is_personal, our guests Randa Siniora from Palestine and Dr. Nadia Al-Saqqaf from Yemen discuss with colleague Rula Asad from Syria the impact of climate change on women and girls in the Middle East and North Africa region, and the nexus between climate, conflict, and militarisation from a feminist perspective. 
SWPM 2022 report cover

SWPM

Report

The Annual Political Report of the Syrian Women’s Political Movement 2022
This report offers an analysis of the conflict map and the situation on the ground in Syria in 2022; the humanitarian conditions; the political process and the recommended political solution; as well as the impact of the ongoing trauma in the countries bordering Syria; and the international situation.

WILPF

Report

Side by Side on the Journey to Feminist Peace: Applying WILPF’s Holistic Feminist Resourcing Approach in Syria
Seeking to find an alternative to traditional top-down donor-led funding practices, WILPF has developed the Holistic Feminist Resourcing Approach. This three-pronged participatory approach, implemented for the first time through our Feminist Movement for Change in Syria project launched in 2018, assigns high value to partners’ needs; goes against projectisation of the feminist movement and the lack of resources to focus on their core agenda; and acknowledges the complex realities and diverse needs of each organisation.
WOMEN’S VOICES IN LIGHT OF ISRAEL’S COLONIAL OCCUPATION AND STRUCTURED APARTHEID

WCLAC

Report

Women’s Voices in Light of Israel’s Colonial Occupation and Structured Apartheid (2021/2022)
This report, produced by the Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC), reveals Israel’s institutionalised regime of systematic oppression and domination based on testimonies of Palestinian women, and examines the gender specific impact of Israeli violations on women and girls.
WILPF runs projects in several MENA countries

WHAT OUR PARTNERS HAVE TO SAY

Bullying

Bullying is any abusive practice or behaviour directed by an individual or group of individuals towards another individual or group. Bullying can be considered a form of harassment that is more frequent and systematic. It aims not only to violate the receiving party, but also to belittle them. Bullying is characterised by being targeted at a person or group of people, while harassment need not be targeted.

Harassment

Harassment/Taharrush is a group of unwanted abusive practices that are threatening to the recipient by their very nature. Unlike bullying, harassment need not be targeted. It may take place directly or indirectly, so that it creates an atmosphere of distress, heaviness, and insecurity.

Assault

Assault is any actual or attempted aggressive act that deliberately violates or threatens the physical space of an individual or group. It is often believed that assault is limited to direct physical violations only, but as a concept it also includes indirect infringement on personal space.

Exploitation

Exploitation occurs when a person or group of people uses their power, status, or positionality for personal benefit through the use of force, duress, violence, coercion, deceit, or trickery that causes direct or indirect harm to another person or group of people, or to public interest.

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