Mona Eltahawy in discussion with Samira Shackle on Arab women's double revolution at Caabu, 2 December 2013

Posted by Caabu on 02 Dec 2013

Mona Eltahawy in discussion with Samira Shackle on Arab women's double revolution at Caabu, 2 December 2013

Caabu was delighted to host a briefing on 2 December with Egyptian-American writer and public speaker on feminism and Arab and Muslim issues, Mona Eltahawy. She spoke of successive regimes in Egypt denying women their public space, but that Egyptian women, and across the region, are now fighting back, and reclaiming their right to that public space and a role in society. There has been a realisation amongst women, Mona said, that it is "them versus the street" that whilst men and women in Egypt joined together to topple Mubarak, once that happened, women were left behind and their revolutions ignored. This is why, Mona said, Egyptian women are fighting a double revolution: "the regime attacks us, and the street attacks us."

The first part of Mona's talk

The 2nd part of Mona's talk

Mona's talk - Part 3

Mona Eltahawy Part 3 from Caabu on Vimeo.