This network was initiated from two points of consideration. On the one hand, feminist activism is growing in every country around the world, however on the other hand, it has been difficult to translate national and regional successes into positive outcomes for women’s rights at the international level. In light of this reality, our aim is to create a tool that increases the networking, visibility and voice of feminists around the world (our founding text is available here).
Thinking about a way to better connect feminist activists worldwide
An exhibit featuring the photography of 12 women from Iran and the Arab world will open this week at the prestigious Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Entitled “She Who Tells a Story,” the exhibit includes the work of Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. Though many of the women now live in the united States, they hail from Jordan, Yemen, Morocco, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon and Iran, which, despite the description in the New York Times, is not part of the Arab world.