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Manarat : Stories of inspiring women from the Middle East and North Africa

22.08.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, Oxfam Great Britain’s Regional Gender Justice Programme is launching Manarat (Lighthouse), a digital comic campaign to tell the stories of Pioneer Women from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region who have contributed to their societies or excelled in their fields.This campaign aims at celebrating and paying tribute to a sample of MENA pioneer women who have contributed to the progress and advancement of their societies.

The featured women were selected amongst hundreds of nominees that were crowd-sourced online. The selected profiles vary from community mobiliser, political activist, athlete, artist, medical doctor, adventurist, and sexual and reproductive health rights campaigner. They come from 8 countries including Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, Egypt, Mauritania, Syria, Palestine, and Tunis.

The comic stories were drawn by a Lebanese Feminist Comic Artist and Award winner, Lena Merhej




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Palestinian Human Rights Organization (PHRO)
Jordan Sisterhood is Global Institute (SIGI)
Mother's School Association
Khaled Salah Mahmoud
Souad Slaoui
Center for Research in Applied Economics for Development-CREAD
The Individual Initiative for Human Rights  - Masir
I & P Image & Paroles
Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilisations
Arab Women Media Center (AWMC)
Soroptimist Club Marrakech
Association Al Nada pour la Citoyenneté et le Développement Gafsa (ANCD)
Permanent Peace Movement (PPM)
Le chemin de la dignité
Sciences Po
Actions in the Mediterranean - AIM
Fondation Zakoura
Association des femmes pour le développement et la culture
Elham Ibrahim Younis Abdelaal
Libyan Women Forum (LWF)
Amal Wazan for women football
Equality Unit
Moroccan Association of Reproductive Health
People’ Rights  Center - Sidi kacem
Africa Women's Forum (AWF)
Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME)
Alèxia Carrasco
Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta
Safadi Foundation
Jyhene Kebsi
The Moroccan Human Rights Forum
Disi Women's Cooperative
Service for Women's Rights and Gender Equality (SDFE)
Cork Feminista

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