Durga Devi Ghimire: A Legacy for Women’s Rights Advocates

Durga Devi Ghimire: A Legacy for Women’s Rights Advocates

Arun River and Manakamana Hermitage for Women: secured and build by Durga Devi ~ 1960. Photo 1982 July 5/21 by BNimri Aziz.     Being a widow presents difficulties for many young women in South Asia. This includes Nepal where Durga…

Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: A Trail of Unrestrained Malice

Smashed Houses, Crushed Orchards: A Trail of Unrestrained Malice

by Barbara Nimri Aziz June 16, 2021 Christian Science Monitor Illustration accompanying my 1996 article, below Residents of Sheikh Jarrah’s resistance to eviction by Israeli Jews evolved into a military confrontation so lopsided, the Israeli bombardments against Gaza so terrifying,…

Rebel Women: Past, Present, and Future

Rebel Women: Past, Present, and Future

by Barbara Nimri Aziz, June 8, 2021 Naomi Osaka initially garnered global acclaim as a tennis champion. Today she is a rebel. Thank you, Naomi. Seeing how she defied the norm regarding participation in press conferences, the public gained a…

Palestinian Prisoners– an ongoing struggle for justice

Palestinian Prisoners– an ongoing struggle for justice

Today 04.27.2021, Human Rights Watch published a report on the crimes of apartheid committed against Palestinians. Probably no area of the world has changed as much as Arab lands of the Levant—Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Jordan. From the late…

A discussion about her life and work: Nawal el-Saadawi, the daring legacy of Arab author, activist and radical feminist

A discussion about her life and work: Nawal el-Saadawi, the daring legacy of Arab author, activist and radical feminist

03/24/21 sponsored by Muslimish-USA, with speakers Ginan Rauf, BN Aziz, Zeinab Assaf Lecanu and Wafa Bakri. Hosted by Wissam Charafeddine. Nawal El-Saadawi’s recent passing became an occasion for many people familiar with her work to speak about her legacy. Amon…

Nawal El-Saadawi: (1931-2021) radical feminist, writer, critic

Nawal El-Saadawi: (1931-2021) radical feminist, writer, critic

El-Saadawi (r) with her husband, novelist Sherif Hetata, 1990 by BN Aziz March 24, 2021. Counterpunch.org I often quote one simple statement by Nawal El-Saadawi– a bold and brilliant retort to a question put to her by an NPR radio…