Wait A Minute – لحظة شوي: Listen, Think, Act

We are excited to announce the launch of the first episode of WILPF’s “Wait A Minute – لحظة شوي” video series — A call for a long-overdue TIME OUT —  where we invite everyone to TAKE A MINUTE; LISTEN TO WOMEN AND GIRLS about their CHALLENGES and SOLUTIONS; and TAKE ACTION.  

On the occasion of Safer Internet Day, the first episode of “Wait A Minute – لحظة شوي” addresses the growing phenomenon of online violence against women and girls in the MENA region. Brave and inspirational participants from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco, and Libya share their experiences with online violence; and more importantly how they have been taking action to end it, and how you can too!


Wait A Minute - What about online violence?

Listen, Think, Act

We invite you to watch our video series, listen to the brave testimonies of women and girls in the MENA region, share on social media, and TAKE ACTION by following the different initiatives introduced in the video.

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What About Online Violence?


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.

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