Her Majlis. An interesting exhibition exploring Qatari women’s spaces. The word Majlis usually refers to men gathering as well as the physical men gathering space, just outside the home, so to ensure women’s privacy in the house. The exhibition explore female gathering -herMajilis or Majaalis- to advance the understanding of female contribution in Qatari society. 76% of women surveyed attend female family majaalis within the home, 46% take part in female social majaalis (gathering to discuss issues and topics with their social circle), 25% attend female neighborhood majaalis (gathering of women from the same neighborhood). I’d like to know more…
The museum exhibition was created by a team of faculty and student researchers, funded by a Qatar National Research Fund UREP grant. The undergraduate students, most of whom are Qatari women, undertook the research project entitled “Qatari Women: Engagement and Empowerment.” Its results aim to inform the government and society of ways to personally and professionally support women, as part of the wider national goal of transitioning Qatar to an economy built upon knowledge and human capital.