Palestine: “No Liberation Without Free Women”

The  TALIAAT  movement mobilized for the first time in Ramallah on September 26, 2019, bringing together more than one hundred women against violence committed against a woman by her husband. Other demonstrations were organized at the same time throughout all of...

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What Is Queer Theory?

The following presentation by Syrian socialist feminist,  Lara al-Kateb  was given to a class-series on socialist feminism in Los Angeles: In this presentation,  I would like to explore some key concepts of queer theory and its practical application on sex, gender and...

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Sudan – women at the heart of mobilizations

Women have played a key role in the protests in Sudan since December 2018, and continue to do so since the fall of the dictator al-Bashir in April 2019. The level of women’s participation and their role in organizing daily struggles is unprecedented in the country’s...

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The Me Too Movement in the Middle East

by Lara al-Kateb and  Omar Abbas with contributions from Selin Cagatay, Frieda Afary,  Fatemeh Masjedi and socialist feminists inside Iran  The Me Too movement against sexual assault and rape has animated women throughout the world.  In the Middle East too, despite...

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