This article is extracted from an M.A. thesis entitled “Transnational Activism in Lebanon Women’s Movement: Between Fitna, Fawda, and Feminism” prepared by Sandy El-Hage and submitted as part of the requirements of the Master of Arts in International Affairs at the School of Arts and Sciences, the Lebanese American University. The following excerpt focuses on the creation of Nasawiya, a collective of feminists (women and men) working on gender justice and striving to challenge all forms of gender oppression in Lebanon and the Arab world, and the alternative discourse it offers.
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