Beirut traffic/gender activism

Walking in the streets of central Beirut, and this sign suddenly turned up. A nice surprise, apparently thanks to a parking service company!

Parking/gender sign in Beirut

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Saudi Arabia – baby steps

According to BuzzFeed the first ever abuse advertisement about violence against women has been launched in Saudi Arabia. Congratulations!

 

In addition, the first film made in Saudi Arabia by a woman director sees international acclaim. According to the Green Prophet the movie ‘Wadjda’, which won the best Arabic feature film at the Dubai Film Festival, is the first full-length feature ever filmed entirely inside the country. The movie tells the story about a ten year old girl and her dream of having a bicycle (It was just recently allowed for women to ride bicycles, and only in certain enclosed places).