‘Gender Colors’

By Aseel, Palestine Pink is the color for girls and blue for boys. Dolls for girls, cars for boys. They say that boys prefer cars and the color blue and that girls prefer dolls and pink but they are rather taught from a young age that they should prefer it that way. Little girls and … Continue reading ‘Gender Colors’

The Witness against the Death Boat

By Eman Farfar Feeling foreign and unfamiliar makes us lonely. If we do not try to integrate our homeland with the place where we live, we might get lost between the two. Libya always was and still is a second home for many immigrants from different countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. She had been living … Continue reading The Witness against the Death Boat

Say NO to Domestic Violence

By Douaa, Iraq Domestic Violence is an important topic to raise awareness about, particularly in the Arab world. It is a phenomenon that exists in our communities, so why should we deny it? The problem is that unfortunately we do not want to admit it, and that explains the recent epidemic of girls and women fleeing from … Continue reading Say NO to Domestic Violence

The Quest against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

By Bisharo A, Somalia FGM is practiced in Somalia and in more than 28 countries worldwide. It is a harmful cultural practice which will take years to eliminate but it must all start with us, our families and the community showing an effort to stop it.       This is just one example of … Continue reading The Quest against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS! (How a Nigerian man was inspired by feminism)

By Abdulfawaz Oyebamiji Tunde, Nigeria As I sit behind my desk as Chief Editor at the World Peace Institute, a pen in one hand and 'Half of a yellow sun' in the other, my mind drifted off to the moment I actually got acquainted with the works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. While in high school … Continue reading WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS! (How a Nigerian man was inspired by feminism)

Desert Women

By Hasna, Morocco. These photos might seem dull, yellow, and liveless; and that is not what they truly represent. I took these pictures during my recent visit to the village where I grew up. But abundance flourishes from those muddy and washed out land. Those ruins were once a place of happiness and hot barley … Continue reading Desert Women

Hugs & Guns

Poem by Jumanna, Algeria. Photograph by Hasna, Morocco. She grew up in a world that made her believe that peace is a lie, and the only choice she has is to run and hide, or surrender and die. On her 4th birthday, she woke up to the sound of shouting and loud cries, being carried … Continue reading Hugs & Guns