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Gender and Feminism Office

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There is no social justice without gender justice and there is no gender justice without socioeconomic and political reforms. How can feminists in the MENA region drive these reforms, or at the very least, how can feminist perspectives be better integrated into them?

In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, women have been on the frontline of protests calling for social justice, with their participation proving crucial during the different waves of the Arab Spring. Yet, the mainstream public discourse around tackling the mounting social, economic, and political crises, and eradicating the injustices associated with the current situation and the anticipated changes, often overlooks women’s voices and feminist perspectives.

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Feminist Economics

Feminist Economics

Feminist economists around the world have repeatedly highlighted the failure to take the social consequences of economic policies into account. More

Repoliticising Feminism

Repoliticising Feminism

How are feminists in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region reestablishing their revolutionary and highly political stance against patriarchal structures? More

The Future of Work

The Future of Work

Globally, discussions around the future of work have resulted in the creation of a range of scenarios, from optimistic to pessimistic, with some predicting more flexibility, opportunity, and productivity, and others raising concerns about the predicted rise of inequality, job losses, and a huge digital divide. More

Gender Justice

Gender Justice

Social justice—a fundamental value of social democracy and a central field of action for the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the region is inextricably linked with gender justice. Social and economic development can only be made sustainable and just if the needs of different genders are taken into account. More

Blog

30.05.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog
No Right to Bodily Autonomy - Illustration

The article asserts that bodily autonomy cannot be fully realized without addressing systemic issues like gender discrimination, capitalism, and…


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23.05.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog
FES Unidentifying - Illustration

This contribution discusses how German history and identity have shaped the country’s moral orientation toward Israel. There is insufficient space…


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16.05.2024 | Repoliticising Feminism | Blog
FES Weaponizing the Women - Illustration

The article examines the systematic violence against Palestinian women's reproductive health and sexuality, depicting the womb as both a target of…


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Podcast

Podcast

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Publications

Historicizing migrant domestic workers' community organizing and class struggle in Lebanon

Historicizing migrant domestic workers' community organizing and class struggle in Lebanon

Beirut, 2023

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Testimonies of migrant women community organizers in Lebanon

Testimonies of migrant women community organizers in Lebanon

Beirut, 2023

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Brave and bold

Brave and bold

Stories of Arab feminists who made history
Beirut, 2023

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