We are excited to announce the launch of the third episode of our podcast series “Political Is Personal” — Online Violence Against Women in the MENA Region: ‘I have the right to be safe’
Our guests from Egypt, Iraq, and Syria discuss the different forms of online violence and its impacts, based on their personal experiences and expertise, and share a number of tools and tips to address this growing phenomenon.
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The Arabic-language podcast series “Political is Personal” seeks to highlight the work done by both feminists and feminist organisations in the MENA region.
Marking ten years of feminist activism in the context of the Syrian uprising, we are pleased to have four remarkable Syrian women as the guests of our first episode, where we share an exciting and inspirational discussion on women’s meaningful participation before and after the uprisings of 2011.
Together, we want to bring their challenges, strategies and priorities to a broader audience, shedding light on important issues relevant to feminist peace from a gender-sensitive perspective.
The production comes in line with WILPF’s vision to ensure the availability of Arabic feminist knowledge and to communicate feminist ideas and goals to a wide spectrum of Arab-speakers.
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/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 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 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.