November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and a 16-day campaign by UN Women to fight gender based violence. It is especially prescient this year after the disproportionate effects of the pandemic.
Palestinian prisoners are damned to a prison system that perpetuates their reality as second-class citizens in Israel. From women being forced to conceive inside prisons to the increasing phenomenon of child prisoners, Palestinians are without mercy.
Women and girls in Lebanon are struggling to afford menstrual products amid the country’s economic crisis, with many having to reuse disposable sanitary pads following the sharp rise in prices – turning a necessity into an unaffordable luxury.
On the anniversary of Ghassan Kanafani's assassination, The New Arab takes stock of the history and legacy of Palestinian cultural figures assassinated by Israel, and how their enduring significance continues to permeate within the Palestinian mind.