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Open discussion meetings in Berlin and Prague about the struggles of women in the Arab world

In the last few months, millions of people in the Arab world have gone out onto the streets. Again and again, it was women in the front line of the protests. While discussions about Arab women tend to revolve around catchwords like “the veil” and “forced marriage”, the struggles of women in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries present a very different picture.

It was the women workers of the Egyptian textile metropolis Mahalla-al-Kufr who went on strike in 2006 and prepared the ground for the growing wave of strikes and protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak this February. That shows how closely the struggle against oppression and exploitation is connected to the struggle for women’s equality.

Sexist discrimination exists in Europe today as well \’96 different wages for the same work are just one particularly clear example. This raises the question: Why is this still the case? Which strategies are necessary to fight against this? What are the perspectives for women in the revolutionary processes in the Arab countries? What can we learn from their protests?

We want to discuss these and other questions with you.

Berlin: Tuesday, April 5, 6.30 pm
Mehringhof, Gneisenaustr. 2a, U6/U7 Mehringdamm

Prague: Saturday, April 9, 5:00 pm
Horákův sál, Lidový dům, Hybernská 7a, Praha 1

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