Women and Art in the Middle East by Jamileh Kharrazi

Life through Art

The Middle East through the Eyes of Women

Art has pushed boundaries since the caveman first finger painted on cave walls. As society developed and so did art. Said Jamileh Kharrazi. Realism began to show people the naked truths of what happened behind clothes doors. Today art does not only stand for paintings but for anything creatively made. From films to writing, art is about telling your truths.

Through art, Middle Eastern women challenge male dominated society. Elements like religion to social issues challenge the social norms of the Middle East. With each piece of art breaking down the stigmas carried by Muslim women to this day. 

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Women’s Democracy in the Middle East By Jamileh Kharrazi

The Greater Middle East Initiative and the driving force behind women

President Bush introduced a foreign policy to the G-8 (group of eight developed countries in the Middle East) late April in 2004. However, a draft of the Greater Middle East Initiative was leaked by newspaper Al-Hayat in February said Jamileh Kharrazi. The proposal was meant for senior officials of each specific country in the G-8. Many leaders of the Arab world as well as European nation’s criticized this policy; a policy that called to reform the countries by introducing western views.  However, there is more to democracy than just politics. It also aimed to help empower women in countries where women’s issues have gone unnoticed.

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