International Women’s Day March, Qalandiya, Palestine

Palestinian women march at the Qalandiya checkpoint commemorating International Women’s Day on 8 March 2014. Al-Akbar English reported that at least 11 women were injured in the demonstration.

In Cairo, Egyptian authorities deported women activists who had attempted to cross into Gaza to celebrate International Women’s Day. Egypt, which controls the Rafah crossing, had earlier prevented the group of nearly 100 women from entering Gaza.

Geographies of Gender in the Arab Revolutions Workshop

Open the borders by the organization FASTI; 27 March 2013, Tunis WSF; photo by Frances Hasso

Open the borders by the organization FASTI; 27 March 2013, Tunis WSF; photo by Frances Hasso

“Geographies of Gender in the Arab Revolutions” is an invitation only book workshop to be held at Duke University’s Nasher Museum on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2013. It is co-organized by Frances Hasso (Duke) and Zakia Salime (Rutgers). In order to facilitate a workshop where discussion builds over the 1.5 days, guests must read all papers and attend the entire event.

Click here to see details of the participants in the workshop.