Arab women and International Women’s Day

As the week in which women are being recognised globally draws to a close Arab Digest is pleased to remind members of our podcast contributions from Arab women over the past year.

They range from 21-year old Tunisian writer Tharwa Boulifi’s Gen Z take on Tunisia, to Amal Ghandour’s frank and honest memoir This Arab Life: A Generation’s Journey into Silence, to Dalal Iriqat and Nour Odeh’s impassioned calls for the end of Israeli apartheid and occupation, to Dania Akkad’s exploration of how Qatar traps women in male guardianship, to Lina Khatib’s incisive lament for Lebanon, to three women on the frontline of the human rights battle: Maryam Alkhawaja whose father Abdulhadi has been jailed for life in Bahrain, Areej al-Sadhan whose brother Abdulrahman was sentenced to 20 years in Saudi Arabia and Lina al-Hathloul whose sister Loujain was imprisoned and tortured in the kingdom.

Here are the podcasts which we are proud to draw to your attention:

Apple podcasts

Tunisia’s Gen-Z
This Arab Life
Palestine: “End the Ocupation”
Palestine, Israel and the rule of law
The trap: male guardianship in Qatar
Lebanon: time to end the plunder
Bahrain: “A highly functional injustice system”
A battle cry for human rights
Testament of courage: Lina al-Hathloul

Spotify 

Tunisia’s Gen-Z
This Arab Life
Palestine: “End the Ocupation”
Palestine, Israel and the rule of law
The trap: male guardianship in Qatar
Lebanon: time to end the plunder
Bahrain: “A highly functional injustice system”
A battle cry for human rights
Testament of courage: Lina al-Hathloul

We are equally proud of the podcast contributions this past year from Helen Lackner, Annelle Sheline,Cinzia Bianco, Elisabeth Kendall, Caroline Rose and Amy Hawthorne.  Browse the library for their podcasts on SpotifyApple and Soundcloud.

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