Safe Spaces for Arab Women to Share Experiences of Sexual Violence
Tuskuteesh (Arabic for don’t remain silent, #تسكتيش), a safe space for Arab women to share experiences and testimonies of sexual violence, which I co-founded with my friend and sister in the struggle, Reem Jaramneh, was born out of the dire need to break the silence on this issue, which is still a huge taboo in our society, and for the lack of such a space. The page was initiated in December 2015, and so far, we published 52 stories and testimonies of sexual violence (harassment, assault, abuse, rape). We started out locally, but very fast we reached the Arab world, and received stories from Morocco, Tunisia, Syria, Jordan, the Occupied West Bank, and Gaza. The page has almost 12,000 followers, mostly women, but also some men who support our struggle.
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