Video: teaching Arabs to talk about sex

BBC news, 09 Jul 2019

Safa Tamish teaches Palestinians to talk about sex, a topic often seen as taboo in the Arab world.

She encourages workshop participants to speak frankly, for example not shying away from using proper names for body parts in Arabic.

A survey for BBC Arabic across the Middle East and North Africa has looked at attitudes on issues ranging from religion to homosexuality and migration.

Of 25,000 people interviewed by Arab Barometer, 44% said they had the right to freedom of expression, down from 64% in 2013.

Walk WITH US Against Family Violence – event

The Liberian Australian Service Foundation  (in collaboration with the African Communities Council of SA, the Middle Eastern Communities Council of SA and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre), November 2016

“WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE”

This Saturday, 5 November 2016 at 10:30 am

From Light Square to Parliament House on North Tce, Adelaide 

LAS Foundation and the African Communities Council of SA in collaboration with the Australian Migration Resource Centre, invite the general public to join them for a “Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence” from Light Square to Parliament house.

From their press release:

“Violence against women and children is a national shame in Australia.
According to recent statistics, one woman is killed every week as the result of intimate partner violence.  Domestic and family violence cut across all cultures and communities. The African community in South Australia and the wider Australian community continue to be affected by this national shame.

We realise it is time for us the African Community to speak out and stand up against domestic and family violence. The Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence initiative will raise awareness in the African communities of the social, economic and psychological impact of domestic and family violence. The event demonstrates that men and the wider community have a significant role to stop violence against women and children in our society.

“Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation. And it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture, or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace.”  – Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary-General, 8 March 1999

Join us on the day for this worthy cause.”

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