IWD – Middle East Perspective ღ


Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed, If I fail, no one will say, she doesn’t have what it takes. They will say, women don’t have what it takes.

Happy International Women’s Day to all women around the world!

Though the Arab Spring offered great promise for helping women gain equal human rights in the Middle East, the reality was that not a lot changed.

Women currently make up 49.7% of around 345.5 million people in the Middle East and North Africa region. But despite the many advances made in terms of closing the gender gap in health, political representation, and labor force participation, many other barriers remain.

In my country – Egypt – there is a popular saying: “Break a girl’s rib, and she’ll grow two”.

– Spousal rape is not recognised in the laws.

– A woman inherits half of what a man inherits.

– A Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman, but a Muslim woman can not marry a non-Muslim man

– Sexual harassment and assault of women and girls in public spaces still exist in spite of the efforts to combat the practice.

Though Egypt is often considered  as one of the more liberal countries in the Middle East being a female isn’t an easy thing.


On International Women Day we don’t celebrate as much as we fight for many rights we want to gain, for respect, appreciation, equality and much more

Still there is hope because women activists, who generally come from the educated segments of society are challenging the status quo; demanding equality in the family and society and calling for women’s economic, political, and social empowerment.


Babel Deli – Middle Eastern cuisine




Being an adult is a full-time job, and guess what, you not gonna be younger but on some days you can feel younger.

Today my friend Jamie took me for a late lunch date at Babel Deli, oh yeah I wanted to eat in that restaurant for months and today I was finally there.



I had a plate of my own mixed meze with falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, stuffed vine leaves and salad.

I don’t need to say a lot, It was amazing. The place is a piece of home in Stockholm, the taste of heaven and it just made me happy. So if you are passing by – make a stop, and believe me, you will not regret that!

Besides the food, the interior design had a nice, fresh style, and the staff was super friendly and helpful when it came to ordering.



Babel Deli – Middle Eastern cuisine – serves super delicious mixed oriental food and very generous portion.

I think it is gonna be one of my fav food spots in Stockholm, and I will go back to try everything else from their menu as soon as I get the chance 🙂

Hugs and Puss Puss, have a peaceful night ❤