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Here's Why Men Are Subject To Ridicule If They Reveal Their Mother's Names In The Middle East

"Give mom back her name."

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According to UN Women, men in Egypt and in other Middle Eastern countries, it's often considered taboo to disclose your mother's name. In fact, if a man does reveal his mother's name, he will often be subject to public ridicule.

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Over time her name will be forgotten, only to be known as "the mother of her eldest son." UN Women and Impact BBDO Dubai established the "Give Mom Back Her Name" initiative with hopes to make an impact and take steps to diminish this horrible taboo.

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To bring awareness, this initiative asked men in the Middle East to change their Twitter profile on Mother's Day to their mother's name. In this region, it was celebrated on March 21.

So far the response to the campaign was positive, with most just tweeting the names using the hashtag #MyMothersNameIs.

#MyMothersNameIs Amal. It means hope and I hope we meet again.

Grethe - and I am very proud of her #MyMothersNameIs: https://t.co/88zBxYV80Z via @YouTube

Give mom back her name: #MyMothersNameIs Angel And she's really an angel. https://t.co/cdDwofDZZZ @UN_Women

@res_syr #عيد_الام #MyMothersNameIs سارة ♥♥♥:)

Translated to Sarah.

@UN_Women #MyMothersNameIs .. Pooja Shetty .. Give mom back her name https://t.co/oDLSEV2lkO

Could you imagine not being able to speak your mother's name?

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