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‘Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

Palestinian fashion designer Yasmeen Mjalli speaks while standing in her clothing shop where her label collection “BabyFist” carrying anti-sexual harassment slogans is showcased, in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on December 19, 2018.

It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful message: “Not your habibti”, or darling.

She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public.

Date

15.01.2019 | 13:30

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Nazareth preserves its Arab traditions as Christmas nears

Women knit during a Christmas workshop to teach embroidery in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth, December 6, 2018. Picture taken December 6, 2018.

As Nazareth was decked out for Christmas, a group of weavers gathered in the cobblestone alleys of Israel’s largest Arab city, intent on preserving their Palestinian heritage at a time when their communities feel under pressure.

Date

23.12.2018 | 14:36

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First women’s yoga training centre in Gaza

A small group of Palestinian women in Gaza are stretching their limbs with yoga to help them teach others to cope with the stresses and traumas of living in the embattled territory.

Date

29.03.2018 | 14:47

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Gaza female Instagram stars want world to get the picture

Palestinian Kholoud Nassar (26)

They may not be able to leave Gaza without Israeli or Egyptian permission, but their photos can. The two women are among a small number of Instagram stars in the blockaded Palestinian enclave, showing followers a different side of their homeland from what much of the world may be used to hearing or seeing.

Date

29.03.2018 | 14:37

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