ندوة إلكترونيّة حول مواجهة ظاهرة التحرّش الجنسيّ

تنظّم مجلّة تيلوس اللاهوتيّة ندوة إلكترونيّة حول مواجهة ظاهرة التحرّش الجنسيّ من وجهة نظر نفسيّة وقانونيّة وعملية

يشارك في الندوة كلّ من – د. مارينا رزق طبيبة نفسيّة (فرنسا)- أ. كريم نمّور (لبنان)- أ. ميرا محسن (مصر)

يدير الندوة من تيلوس د. باميلا شرابيّه (لبنان)

للراغبين بالحضور: يجب التسجيل مسبقًا في الندوة على الرابط التالي. بعد التسجيل يصل إلى بريدكم الإلكتروني رابط خاص للمشاركة في الندوة.

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TELOS MAGAZINE

Telos Magazine Issue on Gender and Women’s Rights in Southwestern Asia and North Africa

Thrilled to announce this telosmagazine issue in Arabic and English on gender and women’s rights in Southwestern Asia/North Africa, which I co-edited with Anne Emile Zaki, Mitri Raheb, and Christo El Morr.

  1. – الافتتاحيّة، باميلا شرابية، آن زكي، متري راهب، خريستو المرّ 
  2. الجِنْدَرِيَّة وحقوق الإنسان، د. فنيس نقولا
  3. More than a Pretty Face: Gender Discrimination and Women in Academia, Dr. Roula Maria Dib
  4. الذكورية الناعمة في مصر، د. آن زكي
  5. العنف الاقتصادي ضدّ المرأة الريفيّة في تونس: قراءة نقديّة في فصول “قانون القضاء على العنف ضد المرأة (2017)”،د. محمد البشير  رازقي
  6. A Journey towards Gender Equality, Dr. Pamela Chrabieh
  7. قراءة في وظيفة الشمّاسات ماضيًا وحاضرًا ومستقبلاً، د. نقولا أبومراد
  8. الشمّاسات، شرطونيّة النساء في التقليد الليتورجي الأرثوذكسي، نصوصٌ من تعليم الرسل الاثنيّ عشر والقوانين الرسوليّة، ماريَّا قباره
  9. لماذا ننادى برسامة المرأة؟ الجندرية بين المغالاه والتوازن في الكنيسة العربية، القسّ رفيق إبراهيم
  10. Women and War, Dr. Omar Sabbagh
  11. Mariam, Dr. Omar Sabbagh

Read the full texts here: https://www.telosmagazine.org/telos-issue-no4.html

Cover photo: Pamela Chrabieh, Sketch on Recycled Paper and Digital Art 2021 Series.

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh – Featured Author

#Repost @elyssarpress (@get_repost)・・・

Our featured author for this week, celebrating #internationalwomensday, is Pamela Chrabieh (@pamelachrabieh), director of Nabad (@nabad.art), a non-profit organization in Beirut, Lebanon, collaborating with Dar El Kalima University and Elyssar Press (@elyssarpress), to put together the new book “The Beirut Call”.

Follow us on insta today and/or Facebook (facebook.com/thebeirutcall) for updates about release dates, author biographies, artistic works and more.

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh’s Art Published by Indelible Literary and Arts Journal – Dubai

What we become within contexts of wars and crises is indeed not pretty, as traumas accumulate and are stored in the body and spirit, and memories of catastrophes become convoluted passages from souvenirs to ressouvenirs, interpenetrated labyrinths of the cultures of silence, hypomnesia and hypermnesia.
However, a strange strength emerges. Often masked, that strength is found in the willingness to get out of bed when your body aches. You learn to rise; you learn to cope; you learn to move forward. Eventually, you learn to place the pieces back together, although a few will still be missing, and you become what seems to be at first an incomplete patchwork of identities trying to escape your old being, but as the days go by and the struggle to survive and live continues, you realize that the tabula rasa was just an illusion, and you begin to embrace what was, what is and what is yet to come.

Text and Sketches on Recycled Paper and Digital Art 2020 Series by Dr. Pamela Chrabieh following the 4th of August Beirut port explosions – –

Published by Indelible ‘Escapism’ issue, Dubai, Jan 2021: https://bit.ly/2MZZEMd

Against the Current: Rethinking Gender, Religious Authority and Interreligious Dialogue

Dr. Nadia Wardeh and Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Cyprus, 2018.

Dr. Nadia Wardeh & Dr. Pamela Chrabieh, Cyprus, 2018Interreligious dialogue is all-too-often dominated by religiously authorized patriarchal spokesmen in Southwest Asia. Furthermore, feminists and liberals thinking and doing interreligious dialogue in the academic sphere are marginalized, especially those who forge an arena of religious/interreligious practice or construct a scholarly discourse on religions and interreligious dialogue. This reality is connected to the male and patriarchal domination of religious leadership, despite the emergence/re-emergence of women and feminist preachers, teachers and interpreters of religious texts in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Our paper first introduces two definitions of gender and authority; it then presents a few of the many aspects of our journey with thinking/doing interreligious dialogue, and addresses issues of gender and religious authority in Islam and Christianity; it also calls for a shift from complementarianism to egalitarianism, and presents the results of a survey with university students in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates that helped us assess the possibility of implementing this shift; and in conclusion, it identifies few ideas as food for thought to face some of the challenges to rethinking/doing interreligious dialogue in particular, and the gender-religious authority relation more broadly, such as:

  • Interreligious dialogue is the search for common ground between religious differences and a respect of those differences. Additionally, it ought to strive for comprehensive human rights rather than create normative systems in which power is consolidated in the hands of a few based on exclusionary characteristics, such as gender. Interreligious dialogue should be based on and promote gender equality; 
  • Theological and academic discourses regarding interreligious dialogue should include gender issues and open the door to thinking about gender equality in relation to religious authority;
  • Theology should respond to the different dynamics of our context, which, despite all obstacles and discriminations, is marked by the advancement of women’s rights and the continuous struggles of feminists and liberals for gender equality;
  • Interreligious dialogue (from the dialogue of life to academic and theological dialogue) that has gender equality as one of its main pillars and/or goals contributes to the inner-transformation of individuals and communities experiencing dialogue; 
  • Interreligious dialogue thought/practiced by hyphen individuals does help further advance the cause of gender equality in religious settings;
  • Solidarity and partnership across religious/sectarian borders empowers individuals and communities in their respective struggles within their context;
  • The path to gender equality in Southwest Asia requires an emergence from ‘within’ the religious communities. Christian and Muslim women, as well as women practitioners of other religions, must emerge from the margins through meaningful engagement with religious sources. To this, women must participate in the public sphere, both secular and religious. This is necessary because we believe that the marginalization of women from institutional forms of interreligious dialogue is not simply the fault of tradition. Harming the push for gender equality are feminists who are not eager to engage in dialogue within a religious framework because they see religion as a source of patriarchy;
  • Feminists/liberals engaged in interreligious dialogue are justified in pointing to sources/resources within their religious traditions which can be inspiring for asserting, promoting and implementing gender equality. We also believe, however, in the fact that most traditions are not free from patriarchy and that interreligious dialogue is an effective tool and process that helps in discerning what is egalitarian in the Scriptures from what is patriarchal; 
  • The contributions of women, feminists and liberals in dialogue are not/should not be limited to feminine arguments or to encounters of only women. Rather, interreligious dialogue is a path that men, women, and other genders must accomplish together. The combined efforts of critical deconstruction and reconstruction will aid in resisting gender-violence and gender-exclusions in the name of religion.

Read the full paper by Dr. Pamela Chrabieh and Dr. Nadia Wardeh in “Middle Eastern Women: the Intersection of Law, Culture and Religion“, edited by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, 2020. 

Blog post published first on TELOS MAGAZINE WANA: https://eng.telosmagazine.org/blog/against-the-current-rethinking-gender-religious-authority-and-interreligious-dialogue

Middle Eastern Women: The Intersection of Law, Culture and Religion

Our paper – – my partner in cultural resistance Dr. Nadia Wardeh and I – – about religious authority, interreligious dialogue and gender, has been published in an amazing book edited by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb: Middle Eastern Women: The Intersection of Law, Culture and Religion. Congratulations to all the authors!

Description of the Book:

Women in the Arab world suffer from a lack of equality in most rights, duties and within all areas of society, including the criminal justice court, economy, healthcare, media, politics, religion, family law and civil status law. International reports document the systematic gender gap that is based on discrimination, the prevalence of male traditions and unequal treatment. This book investigates the role that intersectionality of law, culture and religion plays in hindering movement towards equal rights for women. The majority of the papers highlights the challenges faced by women in traditional patriarchal societies. These challenges span from economic limitations to legal systems, and from lack of representation in the media to religiously inspired inequality. The papers included in this book are eye-opening in reporting the situation of women in diverse Middle Eastern countries and what they have in common, but also the differences between contexts, countries and denominations. Together, they construct an interdisciplinary vision of women’s lives in the Middle East. The papers show that the context is by no means static but is fluid and dynamic. There are setbacks but also breakthroughs. While one can see a polarization between conservative powers that seek to maintain the status quo on the one hand and progressive forces demanding change on the other, the direction for the future is clearly in favor of the latter. The hope is that this volume will contribute to this process.

The book is available on Amazon and Kindle.

Women’s Rights in the Gulf Region – Alaraby Interview

مداخلتي منذ قليل في برنامج شبابيك (التلفزيون العربي، لندن) عن حقوق المرأة في الخليج وأسباب هروب فتيات و نساء إلى الخارج. خلاصة القول: لقد عملت هذه الدول في السنوات الأخيرة على سد الفجوة بين الجنسين (التمكين السياسي والتعليم والصحة) ولكن يجب اصلاح عدة قوانين (الأحوال الشخصية، الوصاية…) وتفكيك الذهنية الأبوية 

Alaraby TV (London – UK), Chababik program, 19-02-2019
Full Interview HERE

Women in Front Conference – 2018 Parliamentary Elections in Lebanon

‘Challenges and barriers of 100 women candidates during the 2018 Parliamentary elections in Lebanon’ Conference by Women in front. The results of the study – as part of COWP “Counselling Office for Women in Politics” and funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Lebanon – were presented, followed by several talks about women doing politics in the country.

Movenpick Hotel, Beirut, January 23, 2019.

Dr. Pamela Chrabieh (2nd from the left)

Women’s Rights in the Middle East Today: Law, Religion and Culture – Conference

I had the honor of participating in this wonderful gathering of scholars, activists and artists working on gender and women’s rights issues in Southwestern Asia and North Africa. Once again, Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture and CAFCAW have succeeded in challenging the intellect and establishing a dialogue between diverse identities and currents. The conference was successful by the wide range of speakers and by the attendees who contributed to the constructive debates.

We finally presented excerpts of our paper Dr. Nadia Wardeh and I, entitled ‘Against the Current: Religious Authority, Gender and Interreligious Dialogue’. We argued that feminist and liberal thinking/doing interreligious dialogue is a marginalized reality in our region at the institutional level, and particularly when it comes to decision-making tables within and across religious sectarian borders. This is largely unsurprising in so far as the leadership of most religious communities continues to be predominantly male (and patriarchal). The way we see it, there is a need for a shift from complementarianism to egalitarianism, and especially the production and use of Christian and Islamic theologies of gender equality as pillars of thinking and doing interreligious dialogue.

Adams Beach Hotel, Ayia Napa, November 1-4 2018

Gender Justice/Equality in Lebanon Workshop

هل القوانين في لبنان تحمي حقوق المرأة وتعزز المساواة الجنسانية Gender Equality؟ ماذا عن تطبيقات القوانين والمعايير الاجتماعية والعقلية السائدة الابوية؟ وقوانين الأحوال الشخصية؟ كيف يمكن تمكين المرأة في القطاع السياسي والاقتصادي؟ ما هي الخطوات العملية التي يمكن للمواطنين والمجتمعات والأحزاب السياسية اتخاذها لتحقيق المساواة في الحقوق والفرص والواجبات؟ كيف يمكننا تفكيك الصور النمطية القائمة على النوع الاجتماعي؟ هذه بعض الأسئلة التي ناقشناها اليوم ضمن ورشة عمل عن المساواة الجنسانية في لبنان.

@hotelmonroe Beirut-Lebanon

October 14, 2018
Organized by CAFCAW
 Dr. Pamela Chrabieh Gender Equality Training Session