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Hidden in Egypt’s closet: Virginity testing as a tactic of repression

Women’s broad and persistent participation in the ongoing revolution in Egypt has brought a gruesome new tactic to light – virginity testing.  This form of repression that specifically targets female activists and journalists peaked around March 2011, and under Egypt’s … Continue reading

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Women in the frontline, women in the rear: the revolution in Syria

Bits and pieces of information about the growing uprising in Syria are coming our way through mainstream media sources like Al Jazeera. But dig down deep, and you’ll find a revolution with women forging the way, and with a news … Continue reading

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Three Women, Three Struggles

With different goals reached through the use of various tactics in distinct circumstances, it may be difficult to see the similarities in the nonviolent struggles that Leila Seper, Advija Ibrahimovic, and Iltezam Morrar are actively involved in. While their situations … Continue reading

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Making Protest Personal

We had not planned to attend the peaceful monthly protest organized by the Women of Srebrenica Association, and we were honored to be able to observe and participate. Iltezam Morrar and I joined our new friends as they prepared for … Continue reading

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Sharing, Learning, Building Solidarity

“We should be united, we should work together because one person alone does not have the power. We should have an international connection.” Hajra Catic, President and Founder of Women of Srebrenica Association. As ten women whose ages span decades … Continue reading

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First Impressions

The beauty of Bosnia’s landscape is punctuated with signs of war and ethnic and nationalist violence. The sidewalks, marked with the scars of fallen mortar rounds even after sixteen years, as well as the remaining bullet-riddled buildings, are a sad … Continue reading

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In Women´s Hands in the Field: Meet Heather Frederick

I’m very excited to be participating with In Women’s Hands. During the next two days, we will bring together women activists and organizers from Srebrenica and Sarajevo – the Women of Srebrenica Association and the Dosta! Movement. Joining us will … Continue reading

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