Women in spaces of dissent: A gendered lens on the recent demonstrations in Lebanon

Speaker: Nay El Rahi

In this talk, Nay El Rahi will address the engagement of women in the recent uprising and popular mobilizations in Lebanon (harak). By documenting her experience as a feminist activist in the protests in the last few months, she will try to make sense of the gendered practices and reactions to women in the movement. The discussion will unpack notions of patriarchy, exclusion, and the marginalization and invisibilization of women’s contributions to the uprising. Nay will explore these behavioral trends, and trace their roots in the current socio-political structures in Lebanon. Finally, the talk will attempt to launch a thinking process that explores possible feminist actions that resist the embedded patriarchy and the invisibilization of women’s activism and contributions.

Sound recording of the talk is available here

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