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MeToo and the History of 'Hashtag Feminism'in the MENA Region

13.11.2019 / Created by IEMed

The #MeToo movement has evolved into a unique, intersectional feminist social media campaign, calling for the public sharing of sexual assault and harassment testimonies to illustrate the commonplace experience of sexual violence against women. It is “ultimately a plea for justice, not an enactment of it,” and demands a shift in cultural norms that perpetuate gender inequality, practiced by all genders. It is a global effort to expose the day-to-day behaviour toward, and the ongoing mistreatment of women, and to place the burden of responsibility on the wrongdoers. A look at the MENA region provides an opportunity to examine this global realization.

This article is part of the IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2019.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Heidi Basch-Harod
  • Publishing house : European Institute of the Mediterranean – IEMed
  • Publication date : 2019
  • Number of pages : 5
  • Language : English


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