I don’t think I even need an intro for that one. If you’re indeed a woman, then go ahead, and read on because this one is for you!
What would you do if you were the punchline of every joke?
If you were the odd one out in most conversations
The one expected to obey and stay silent
The one expected to never lead, but always follow
The one they told to never say no
The one who’s afraid to walk in the streets
The one defined not by what she does, but by what she looks like
The one who struggles to have a voice or to speak out
The one they look at as overly emotional and ridiculously sensitive
The one expected to do well in the kitchen as a given but is met with surprise if she shows any signs of intelligence
The one who no one anticipates would fight back
And above all, the one who is judged the most.
Well, some do nothing about it.
But, some women really do appreciate a good challenge. Some women don’t fear change, but fight for it
Some women won’t let you stand in the way of their dreams so you can reach yours
Some women won’t let you count them out of the conversation..out of the whole equation
Some women will stand up for what they believe in and will tell you when you’re wrong
Won’t laugh at your silly jokes
Won’t be afraid of aiming for what they want
Won’t back down for you to shine on
Won’t let you silence their cries so you could speak
Won’t sacrifice their happiness for your comfortableness
Won’t act like ladies if they don’t feel like it
Won’t dumb themselves down to make you feel like the one with the brains
Won’t take no for an answer and will question everything until they run completely out of questions
Because simply, some women don’t care about what you think
Or about how you see them.
And I dream of a day when I get to say all women.
When all women start believing that they deserve so much more than what they’re getting
And go out and get it.
This is a salute, to every single woman who stands her ground
Who doesn’t cave in in the face of society.
Who rips the given rule book apart.
Dear women, please go after what you want and show them all what you’re made of.
Israa Al-Ghareeb: A Story of Monstrosity and Cruelty
Israa Al-Ghareeb, a 21-year old Palestinian victim, victim of cruelty and injustice in a world who wrongfully views honor, a victim of cold blooded murder by her very own family members…
The incident provoked the entire Arab world who till this moment are still sharing her story and flooding the internet with the hashtag #كلنا_اسراء_غريب, and now everyone knows the case of this young lady and how she was killed over a family dispute.
Here is a Proof of ignorant & small minded individuals. #اسراء_غريب an innocent soul that was a victim of unnecessary violence.
Justice needs to take place & criminals should be PUNISHED.
IM DISGUSTED. pic.twitter.com/Zu2DVHWwo7
— H.K (@hadeer919) September 1, 2019
The Ghrayeb family dismiss the murder allegations, claiming Israa, 21, died of a heart attack
— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) September 2, 2019
— Palestine Alqadi (@ALQadiPAL) September 2, 2019
Here’s the story of Israa Al-Ghareeb, and what the action that must be taken.
Israa Al-Ghareeb is, well was, an aspiring makeup artist who recently she got engaged and one day she went out with her fiancé and her sister to get to know each other like any newly engaged couple, and to document the moment, the sister took a video of both Israa and her fiancé.
Hell let loose when the video was shared with Israa’s father and brothers by her cousin, filling their minds with lies and that Israa is dishonoring the family’s name. The lies that led her father and brothers to brutally hit her, causing her a fraction in her spine which lead to her hospitalization.
Later, her father and brothers came back and continued to hit her and one nurse was able to record the beating and her screaming for help. In the end, Israa got hit in the head which caused a heart attack and resulted in her death… a brutal one.
The ones who are supposed to protect, ended up to be the ones who kill. The ones who were supposed to be her safe haven, let hell loose on her.
Now, this is surely not the first case and shamefully won’t be the last as long as this is the mentality of so many parents and siblings who believe this is the way to honoring their name. This is nothing but pure monstrosity, one that no religion ever called for and is nothing but sexist traditions that are not part of any religion.
Justice must be sought by sharing Israa’s story, spreading awareness about the case and plead for people’s to understand. Understand the unfairness and cruelty that girls go through in our Arab world, and in order to put limit to it, there must be strict laws and rules that put an end to family abuse.
— Mouaaz Axhami (@MouaazZ) September 2, 2019
We pray to god for Israa and any young lady suffering a similar fate.
AU commissioner Amani Abou-Zeid Chosen Among 100 Influential Women in Africa
The leading PR and Rating firm ‘Advance Media‘ has included Dr. Amani Abouzeid, African Union Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy H.E. in the list of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019.
This is gives up such pride as Dr. Abou-Zeid is the only Egyptian woman to be selected in this prestigious list that features inspirational women of whom are considered to have done an outstanding job in inspiring the next generation of African women.
The list represent 100 women from 35 different African countries, who are contributing positively in the community and are changing the feminine narrative.
The list includes presidents, diplomats, board chairs, CEOs, commissioners, scholars, politicians and philanthropists, notable among them are: Ethiopia’s President H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, Liberia’s Vice President H.E. Jewel Taylor, Namibia’s Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dr Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, United Nations Deputy Secretary General H.E. Amina J. Mohammed and former presidents, H.E. Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and H.E. Catherine Samba-Panza.
In addiction to featuring young female activists such as AU Youth Envoy Aya Chebbi, Farida Bemba Nabourema and Ilwad Elman.
‘Bela Plastic’: Initiative Launched in Dahab To Limit The Use of Plastic
‘Bela Plastic‘ campaign is an initiative launched in Dahab in an effort to protect the environment and marine life in Dahab.
President of the City Council of Dahab, Tarak El-Baz announced the launch of the initiative in early July, the campaign will include workshops and trainings to help raise awareness about the danger that plastic use impose on the marine life. These workshops will be targeted towards the hotels and restaurants, where plastic is most used.
Moreover, banners and warning signs will be placed across the city of Dahab as another way of spreading awareness and caution to tourists. What’s even more impressive is that volunteer tourism organizations and a number of dive centers will take part in the initiative by cleaning up the beaches of Dahab.
Such a remarkable step follows a decision that was taken three months ago by Governor Ahmed Abdullah to ban the single-use plastic in the Red Sea governorate.
Another initiative was launched in South Sinai reserve called “Khali al-Bahar Yetnafes”, also targeting the hotels and resorts. Aiming to raise more awareness on the critical issue of single-use plastic.
We hope to see the results of these initiatives very soon, and for the outcome to be apparent in the next few months, especially with Dahab being a touristic destination for its environment and stunning marine life that attracts many tourists, preserving its sites is certainly a must.
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