Transforming the World of Work for Gender Equality in the Arab Region - Fall/Winter/Spring 2011-2012 - Issues 135-136-137
Women’s movements in the Arab world seemed both a necessary and a difficult choice as topic for Al-Raida’s 100th issue. Necessary because it is surely one of Al-Raida’s chief raisons d’etre to discover and re-present women-based organizing throughout this vast area.
The File of this issue addresses the topic of violence against women and focuses on Battered Women in Lebanon. It is introduced in two feature articles relaying the testimonies of battered women. One recounts real stories of Lebanese women suffering from battery and the other addresses forms of psychological violence that women endure at home.
This is the last issue of Al-Raida for 1991. The year covered a variety of events, people, concerns, problems, developments and achievements for and by women in the Arab world. The basic purpose of Al-Raida is simply to communicate what is happening and how it is happening for women. This year we gave it a new modified approach. We raised issues from a scientific and academic research point of view.