27: Muslim Women Speak


From gang rape in Tahrir Square to sexual violence in war-torn Syria, the political upheaval in the Middle East has seen the perpetration of heinous abuses of women’s rights. At the same time, it has drawn attention to the systemic gender inequality and everyday abuses women suffer across the region.

But Heidi Basch-Harod, Executive Director of the NGO Women’s Voices Now (and former Dayan Center Research Assistant), finds reason to hope. On this episode of Diwaniyya, we discuss the state of women’s rights and freedom of expression in the Middle East, and how Islam could improve the status of women.

27: Muslim Women Speak

Producer, Editor, Engineer - Shoshi Shmuluvitz
Executive Producer - Ben Silsbee

Shoshi Shmuluvitz

Diwaniyya Contributor