Ibtisam Mara'ana / Yalla, intifada!
It is time for a different kind of intifada in the Arab world – one that will free women from the oppression they have endured, mostly silently, for so long.
The concept of "intifada" – the Arab word that literally means "the act of shaking off" but is more commonly defined as uprising – was first associated with the Palestinian people’s attempt to "shake off" the Israeli occupation. Palestinian women played an active part in the first intifada, which began in the late 1980s. It was natural for them to speak out and join forces...
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