Exactly 1 year ago I was starting the most significant experience of my life. Boy it was a roller coaster. It was a mix of excitement, much fear, happiness, sadness, revolt and most of all, frustration.
Those who know me, know I came back feeling powerless, insignificant and disappointed. My expectations were so high. I thought I Would be able to impact a system that take all power from women and give them zero opportunities. Well, I didn’t.
But after a year, when I still receive messages from some women I tried to touch in any way possible, and they tell me how those little things I said or did made a huge impact in their life.. that’s priceless. I came back so angry, but I would do it all over again .
More than working with Women’s Rights in Morocco, I learned so much about others, and specially , about me !
You feel alone, powerless and misunderstood, specially traveling alone, as a woman in a Muslim country. But that’s the best thing also. You know different places, cultures and people in a way a small trip can’t show you. Almost 2 months of meeting the true Morocco, going to the small villages and learning about Islam. That was, without any doubt, my biggest surprise. Western countries show you a horrific part of Islam. Guess what, Islam it’s not about that. All religions have problems, many of them. But I found something in Islam that I haven’t found in any religion: true love. They don’t pray to ask, they pray to say thanks! Religion is what connects them and makes them the same. I never felt judged for being from a deep Christian country. I remain with no religions, but Morocco showed be that’s something bigger than us.
There’s no words to the amazing people I meet, the places I’ve seen, since the desert to the cold cities. I only have one word : shukraan 🙏🏽 If you are thinking about volunteering, please do it! “Life most persistent and urgent question is : What are you doing for others .” Dr. King 🧡
P.s I was lucky enough to meet the best Egyptian photographer, @moustafa_usama that I hold deep in my heart! Also, thank you @na_diiia for everything 🧡
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So grateful to live in a country where voting is so easy. 15 min walk to my poll station, 2 minutes in and out, no threats to anyone’s lives, and all votes are considered equal regardless of gender, race, economic status or creed.
Even if making the decision on who to vote for wasn’t easy, thankfully the process of actually voting is!
Here’s to the friends who believe in our crazy ideas, support us through thick and thin, and make our lives better by simply being in it! We say thank you for coming on the journey with us. Our community is for supporting and uplifting women in the creative industry and we can't wait to share all our ideas with you. #FEMMEtoTheWorld stay tuned for what we have next 😉⠀
#BeSeenBeHeard#womensupportingwomen #womensrights #womensrightsarehumanrights#womensrights #womensequality#smashthepatriarchy#patriarchy#intersectional#intersectionalfeminism
The 74th session of the #CEDAW is starting today. #GICJ submitted a report to the committee about the general situation of women in #Iraq, mainly sexual violences, forced marriage and human trafficking, among other issues.
You can find the link to the full report here https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CEDAW/Shared%20Documents/IRQ/INT_CEDAW_CSS_IRQ_37342_E.docx
1 day ago
1918, first woman voted in Canada, 20 women voted that day. ⠀
1928 women were considered people and were granted the right to vote in most places. ⠀
But it was not until 1940 that Quebec women won the right to vote in provincial elections. ⠀
And again, not until 1960 that First Nations were allowed to vote without giving up their treaty rights.⠀
Thank you for all the women before me who paved the path to allow MY voice to be heard, to make the world see that women ARE people, that we have rights!⠀
Voting isn't always easy, this year is especially hard I find as there is no party that really represents my needs, but my voice still matters. ⠀
Did you know, if you believe there is NO candidate that you believe deserves your vote, you can go in and state that you are declining your vote. This way YOUR voice is still heard!!⠀
Go out and vote today!!!
#vote #womenvote#votingday#myrighttovote#womanvoter !#womanvote #womensrights#wematter#politics#canadavotes#canadavotes2019#londonvotes#peoplesvoice
1 day ago
Gonna say this: protecting abusers is what we’re not gonna do.
Tweet by @ jennmgreenberg
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I cannot sit silently any longer... I in no way see abortion as a straightforward choice, many suffer miscarriage and infertility and find abortion very hard to understand. What we need to understand is IT IS HER BODY, IT IS HER Choice.
Too many allow religious miseducation to sway their every belief, unable to look past that at the people, the human beings involved.
Legalise abortion for a safer country for women.