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

Connecting Peace and Education- Wadi Ben-Hirki

by Eunice Amoka, Nigeria “Kids need people willing to fight for them” Her arms move wildly, the arch of her body, the brightness in her eyes, excitement radiates from her entire being. As a member of her audience, you cannot but be swept up in her deep passion for the subject she speaks about; thoroughly … Continue reading Connecting Peace and Education- Wadi Ben-Hirki

Unlikely Encounters

by Moe Azraq, Jordan On a beautiful spring evening in Haifa, I was sitting outside and reading a book at a cafe called Elika while waiting for my friend Daphy to come pick me up to go to a Seder (Passover dinner) at her aunt’s house in Nahariya, when a group of “48 Palestinian” men … Continue reading Unlikely Encounters

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

Gaza from the Inside Out

How does life look outside of Gaza?! by Husam, Gaza, Palestine I have always asked myself what a young man in his twenties - exactly like me - is doing in another part of the world? How will I get through my twenties without having tried great experiences? I haven't tried to jump from a … Continue reading Gaza from the Inside Out

Death Takes Those We Love

 by Ameera, Gaza (Palestine) Death and life are two parallel lines in the existence of a human, but death eventually meets the line of life. This story is different, because it touches my soul and makes me feel like I want to scream and cry with all my energy because someone I know is dead. … Continue reading Death Takes Those We Love