#SAVA2020 in Exeter

Sexual Abuse and Violence Awareness (SAVA) Week had powerfully moving events and opened up some really proactive and encouraging discussions around issues of sexual violence in Exeter, as well as across the UK.

Silencing Palestinian women

By Charlotte Littlewood Palestinian clans in the West Bank, which are under the influence of Hizb-Ut-Tahrir (HuT) — the global Islamist group — are calling for the revocation of the Convention to End Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the shutting down of women’s rights organisations and the banning of feminist education …

Why do we focus on the Islamists and ignore Muslim liberals?

By Charlotte Littlewood While Palestinian radio stations broadcast programmes about how to make sure your children don’t grow up to be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a group of brave young Palestinians speak up for LGBT rights. “It is a constant struggle,” said Haneen, an English literature graduate, feminist and self-identified LGBT activist. “We …

Voices Without Borders: A little on our methods…

What is activism? The policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change. Or as our Palestine Voices Without Borders participants define it: ‘Using committed and consistent campaigning to bring about changes for the community.’ Why is activism important for Voices Without Borders? Activism ensures …

The Palestinian women taking on Hizb Ut-Tahrir

Palestine is a place plagued with problems: occupation, political corruption, economical difficulties and a deeply ingrained patriarchal society, a lethal combination for Palestinian women. This year 18 women have been killed at the hands of their families.[1] Most infamously the 21-year-old makeup artist Israa Ghareeb who was brutally killed by …