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Introducing myself and my journal

About Me:
"Nasawiya" is a feminist collective based in Lebanon and working on gender justice in the Arab world.

We believe that:

Sexism, which is a devastating result of the feudal/patriarchal culture that we live in, is a major social problem that we should work to eradicate, especially since it is deeply related to other social problems, such as classism, heterosexism, capitalism, racism, sectarianism, etc. Therefore, we must fight all forms of violence, discrimination, and exploitation that are based on gender, sexuality, able-bodiedness, ethnicity, race, religion, class, etc.
As women, we have the right to a positive self-image and an emotionally, mentally, and physically healthy life.
As women, we have the right to our bodies and our sexualities. In other words, women should be free to express their sexuality, free to make a choice about engaging or not engaging in sexual acts and/or relationships, free to choose whether they want to marry or not, whether they want to undergo an abortion or not. Women must also have easier access to helpful and non-judgmental sexual health services, as well as sexual education.
We must work to eliminate all forms of harassment, and all forms of gender-based violence, verbal, physical, and sexual, wherever they happen.
All women should have equal rights of employment, and equal treatment and pay in the workplace.
Women should be encouraged to enter the fields of study and work that are currently dominated by men, such as sciences, sports, etc
Domestic migrant workers are employees and should have all the rights of employment, starting with respect and equality.
We have a responsibility to be smart consumers since what we buy and where we buy from are political as well as personal choices that effect us all.
We should encourage women to start women-friendly, workers-friendly and environmentally-friendly small businesses.
Women must play an active role in the political process, and lead the way in political reform.
Women must have all their citizenship rights.
Women must assume more leadership roles, in the private and public spheres, to reflect their central role in their communities.
We have to promote feminist art, women-friendly media, and women’s studies courses and institutes.
We should respect our natural environment, as exploitation of nature is parallel to the exploitation of women.
We should support other feminists in the Arab world, the global south, and the rest of the world, who are working towards a similar vision of a better world.

My Passions:
Feminism

My Challenges:
Patriarchy, racism, capitalism and consumersim, sexism, secterianism, homophobia, pollution

My Vision for the Future:
A world free of gender oppression, poverty , racism and pollution

My Areas of Expertise:
Gender, sexuality, campaigning , project management, strategy building, advocacy, network building, capacity building

Comments

olutosin's picture

BELIEF

Hi friend, we share the same tenet of faith about women, therefore I shall give you a double welcome! Pulsewire is our online community though sometimes we refer to it as our family house. Here we feel safe and to report the under reported in the world. Please we would love to hear the voices of our women and children form the Arab world.... Feel free to post to your journal and share experiences, connect, collaborate and relate to women and men worldwide.

Looking forward to read your journal dear colleague.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Nasawiya's picture

Thano you!

Thank you olutosin and fatwaz! this seems like a great promising community with alot of potential.
Looking foward to reading you all and knowing more about you, as well as writing more and sharing our views and thoughts!

Power and Peace!
Nasawiya

Nasawiya: A Feminist Collective based in Lebanon and working on gender justice in the Arab world
www.nasawiya.org
Twitter: @Nasawiya
Facebook: Nasawiya

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