I want to talk about my story. A story of struggle of every girl who grows older and didn't find marriage. I was the only girl in my family, surrounded by my brothers so I had to suffer a lot and fight for my rights. I couldn't speak up because I was raised in a … Continue reading Fighting for my rights by E. – Palestine
It started on a hot August night in 2016. It wasn’t an ordinary night. I felt lonely and stressed; summer was almost over and it was time to say goodbye to my older cousins and to my brother. I needed something to prove my existence, that my opinions mattered, that I was alive in a … Continue reading A journey to the center of Tunisian youths’ minds by Lina Azaiez, Tunisia
Our first encounter dates back to 2014 when we were introduced to each other by a common friend. I can hardly remember the conversation, in which I took almost no part, was about; I was too busy studying her eyes - they were as dark as a grave and looked greatly weary. But there was … Continue reading A Pair of Tortured Eyes BY Widad Fakhr-Eddine, Morocco
PALESTINE — Favoritism is a poem written by Afnan, an alum of the YaLa Citizen Journalism Program.
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." Rebecca West It's undeniable that Arab women have been and are still struggling whether it be to improve themselves as … Continue reading I got married what about you?! | Marwa, Tunisia
My first confession The day: January 17 The year: 2016 It’s 5:16 am my time I am waking up from a nightmare right now I haven't been a good "woman" in society here I have repelled every social norm, I broke every rule And I confess now that the worst drawback in my country is … Continue reading Confessions of a Woman, Maryanne Samy, Egypt
So many of us chose or will choose their path out of fear. We think that what we really want is not achievable so we never dare to try. I know a lot of people who could have been so much greater than what they ever believed they could be. So instead of taking a risk, they made the … Continue reading Next is Now by Hatim Bentahar, Morocco