How are women in Arab nations pushing for sex education?
16 Mar 2022
How are women in Arab nations pushing for sex education?

Women in Arab nations are taking to social media for sexual health education amid a dearth of knowledge from schools and governmental bodies. These platforms provide a safe space for women – as well as trans and GNC people – to learn about their bodies and sexualities in Arabic for the first time.

Fatma Ibrahim

Fatma Ibrahim is the founder of The Sex Talk, an online collective bringing sex education to the Arabic-speaking world. She is also a researcher at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her work focuses on exploring the lives of refugee women in the UK and investigating the impact of the use of different financial management strategies on refugees’ integration.

Dominnique Karetsos

Dominnique Karetsos specialises in growth for sex-, fem-, and medtech start-ups. She co-founded the Healthy Pleasure Collective, the first integrated agency for sextech start-ups, and the Intimology Institute, a sexual wellness school.

Dr. Deborah Lupton

Dr. Deborah Lupton is a SHARP Professor in the Centre for Social Research in Health at the University of New South Wales.

Mariella Agapiou

Having weaved a career that started in PR and social, and led to journalism before turning to the dark side (brand side), Mariella is able to execute all kinds of projects. From research to editorial, ideation to creation. Mariella worked within the fashion industry - both in London and Dubai - for over ten years at publications and brands such as Bustle, ELLE UK, Ounass, Wednesday, MATCHESFASHION.COM and Grazia Middle East. Now, Mariella focuses her energy on culturally conscious conversations, whether that’s consulting and strategising for her clients, or writing about positive escapism, sustainable style, mindfulness and women empowerment.