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​

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Podcast

Political Is Persona Ep13 — War Economies Through a Feminist Lens: Between Syria, Yemen, and Palestine
This episode episode features an engaging discussion with feminist activists from Palestine, Syria, and Yemen. Together, we examine how women in these regions navigate and reshape their economic environments amidst ongoing political upheaval and societal challenges.

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Wait A Minute Ep5 — How Do Wars, Armament, and Poverty Feed Into Each Other?
Powerful voices from Yemen, Palestine, and Syria came together during CSW68 to challenge this year’s theme of gender equality through poverty reduction by spotlighting the often-overlooked issues of militarisation and armament. MENA feminist activists expose how the war economy controls all resources, exacerbating poverty and disrupting access to essential services, aid, and resources in conflict-affected contexts. They advocate for a feminist economic framework as a vital and necessary approach to breaking the vicious cycle of war and poverty.
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CSW68 Panel — Beyond Survival: Honoring The Leadership of Syrian Women Amidst The 2023 Earthquakes
In this thought-provoking panel, organised on the sidelines of CSW68, we honored the resilience and leadership of Syrian women in the aftermath of the 2023 earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. We delved deep into the disaster’s impact through a feminist lens, exploring the intricate interplay of conflict, war, and politics.
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Podcast

Political Is Persona Ep12 — Beyond Survival: Between War, Politics, and the Earthquake
In this episode, we unpack the intersectional dynamics of natural disasters, conflicts, and the politicisation of aid, through the experiences of inspiring Syrian women who witnessed and participated in the response to the 2023 earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.
Beyond Survival — Bushra's Story

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Bushra’s Story: A Syrian Mother’s Tale of Leadership and Resilience Amidst Syria Earthquake
In this episode of Beyond Survival, meet Bushra, a Syrian mother whose strength and leadership shone brightly in the aftermath of the 2023 earthquakes. Bushra’s story is a testament to the resilience and resourcefulness of women in crisis situations, highlighting the urgent need for gender-sensitive approaches in disaster response and recovery.
Yamamah's Story - Beyond Survival

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Yamamah’s Story: A Syrian Refugee’s Tale of Resilience and Leadership Amid Turkey’s Earthquake
In this episode of Beyond Survival, Meet Yamamah, a Syrian refugee who has emerged as a beacon of hope and support for her community in the aftermath of Turkey’s earthquake. Her resilience and leadership are a powerful testament to the spirit of Syrian women who, despite facing unimaginable challenges, lead with courage and compassion.
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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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