Life in Times of Emergency: Voices of Women Activists

Online via Webex and Facebook

As part of “16 Days of Activism,” the Arab Institute for Women is hosting a panel of speakers to discuss the impact of COVID-19, and other crises, on women in the Arab region.

At the end of the discussion, the winners of our art competition marking UN ESCWA’s “16 Days of Activism” will be announced.

Alaa Salah, “Kidakat” Sudan, will discuss the impact of conflicts and natural disasters in Sudan on women and share her personal experience.

Asma Khalifa, co-founder of Tamazight women’s movement, will discuss the impact of conflicts on women in Libya and share her personal experience.

Gabriella Nassif, PhD candidate at University at Buffalo and managing editor of Al-Raida, will discuss the ways that COVID-19 has impacted gender and labor (specifically migrant workers), and will tackle the double burden that primarily women have been facing as governments continue to enforce further lockdown.

Maya Ammar, feminist activist and writer from Lebanon, will be moderating the session and providing a general view on the impact of the Beirut blast and the economic crises on women and the role they are playing.

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The event will also be live-streamed on the institute’s Facebook page.