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Boysana Kamel attempts to distribute campaign pins to the national security police surrounding her.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 3:15 PM

In 2005, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced the country's first multi-party elections. Three professional women with no experience in political activism decided to make sure the elections were really fair and free through their own initiative and the power of the Internet. In the documentary Egypt: We Are Watching You, directors Shereif Elkatsha and Jehane Noujaim give us a glimpse of democracy in Egypt through the lens of this firebrand trio and their Web site, I.M.O.W. reviewed the film.

Reading the Koran, Women’s Rally, Beirut 2007

Thursday, February 18, 2010 9:43 PM

Featured Community Voice: Rania Matar

Lebanese-born photographer Rania Matar, who currently lives in the United States, frequently travels back to her native country. On her last trip home in 2007, she documented the changing and striking ways in which Lebanese Muslim women are engaging in politics.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:10 PM

The relationship between women and age is legendary and poses many questions. As a portrait artist, I have noticed that women of all ages refuse to accept themselves as they are. They want to be "retouched" and fixed to look younger, thinner, more like magazine models, and to erase all the beautiful marks of their wisdom and experience. Does youth equal beauty? Looking at the photographs, are the 20-something women more beautiful than the over-50s?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:00 AM

Breakthrough is an international human rights organization that uses media, education and pop culture to promote values of dignity, equality and justice. In 2008, we launched our multimedia awareness and intervention campaign Bell Bajao, in English "Ring the Bell," that urges men to take a stand against domestic violence. Our message is simple: Don't pretend that it's not happening. Ring your neighbor's door bell and stop the abuse.

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