My name Is Asma Elbadawi, I am a Basketball player, Coach, Artist and spoken word poet from Sudan. I am also an activist: I am campaigning for the International Basketball Federation to extend its 2 year preliminary rule which allows players in turbans, hijabs, and other religious headgear to play, and to apply this rule … Continue reading Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan
Among the thousands I saw every day in and around the Idomeni camp at the Macedonian border, I once encountered a young mother who I will never forget. She was, like many other refugees, men, women and children alike, walking the 25 km that separated them from the border. I was walking, purposefully dealing with many … Continue reading The Tent by Thabit from Sudan
It’s 9 in the morning; the cool breeze of the winter season caresses our tiny sleepy faces. The humming voices of students reciting Qura’an in the yard broke the silence in our classroom. Our 4th Grade teacher walked in holding his black leather bag and announced that today’s class is going to be on … Continue reading An Act of Love | Marwa, Sudan
Women from all over the Middle East are speaking up – for education, safety, equality, for their freedom of speech. They come from Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Morocco, Algeria and Sudan, but they are united in commitment to be the voice of the voiceless.
Abdalrheem from Sudan made this lovely video for the Aileen Getty School of Citizen Journalism with the help of his friends at the NetHUB-Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kResjlcQqZY
"An organization refused to let me perform. The main reason, they said, was because I am a woman. I wrote this in response." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0xyfw7yqk0
Your roles in this life have limited your abilities and justify that your capabilities will not be greater than men’s. This is a system that has become naturalized, therefore everything is previously prepared and drawn out. You just have to say yes and fall in line, that’s what is available for you to perceive and … Continue reading Being a woman in misogynist society by Wini from Sudan