Episode #4 Feminist Knowledge Production in Syria PT.1

with Dr. Maya Al-Rahbi, Part One

This podcast episode is in Arabic

In this episode, we delve into a discussion with Dr. Maya Al-Rahbi regarding the activities of MUSAWA Foundation , which was established in 2012. We also address the significant challenges that women’s knowledge production faces in light of the violations endured by women across various regions in Syria. The first part of the conversation concludes by highlighting potential avenues for advancing research from a feminist perspective in Syria and overcoming the existing obstacles.

Dr. Maya Al-Rahbi is the Founder and Director of MUSAWA  Foundation for Women’s Studies, as well as the Director of Al-Rahbi Publishing House. She is a specialised medical professional and a political activist who defends women’s rights. Dr. Al-Rahbi has actively participated in reviving civil society committees . She has conducted extensive research on women’s issues, publishing numerous books and scientific articles, and has delivered lectures at various universities, conferences, and associations. Additionally, Dr. Al-Rahbi is an accomplished writer with several published novels and collections of short stories. She is fluent in Arabic, English, German, and French.

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Episode Producers

Houda F Jawadi, Klaudia Wieser.

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