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Syria’s rebellious women say it on film
Nov16

Syria’s rebellious women say it on film

“I do not regret anything; I would do the same again.” This is what Zein, one of the main figures in the film, Syria´s Rebellious Women, said when she was asked by the audience at a recent London showing of the documentary, writes Irene Belert. Zein, as other women activists depicted in the film, still remain in the rebel-held part of Syria where everyday life is a constant and complicated challenge. Four of the women represent that...

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Turkish business women helped with mentoring
Mar09

Turkish business women helped with mentoring

Mentoring for Turkish women in business, launched in Ankara 5 March 2015. Photo: EBRD EU, EBRD and Turkey celebrated International Women’s Day with the launch of a mentoring service for women entrepreneurs. The initiative is part of a tripartite Finance and Advice for Women in Business Programme in Turkey, funded by the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Turkey. The mentoring launch in Ankara 5...

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Nour Festival 2014: Souad Talsi’s text

Souad Talsi MBE, founder of Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre in London, set the tone for the coming activities of Nour Festival 2014 with a universal message embedded in a quotation from Khalil Gibran (1883-1931): ‘You are my brother and I love you, I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit’ Here is Talsi’s...

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