نهج الباشا Pacha Street by Khaoula, Tunisia – photo essay –

Pacha Street is one of the main veins of the Medina. It starts from Zeitouna Mosque towards Bab Swika. Everyday hundreds of kids and teens pass through Pacha Street to go to the Bacha high school or to Ben Achoor library to study and prepare for their exams. In the previous century, Ali Pacha built … Continue reading نهج الباشا Pacha Street by Khaoula, Tunisia – photo essay –

Letter to the Young Me by YaLa Women – photo essay –

Today women around the world still have to fight for equal rights, equal respect, equal pay... What if we were all raised in the same way? what if we were offered the same opportunities since childhood? What if both boys and girls were told that they are strong, smart, important and that they can become … Continue reading Letter to the Young Me by YaLa Women – photo essay –

Firas Allabbad from Syria today living in Zaatary Refugee Camp

The phenomenon of Syrian men leaving their wives and children once they reach Europe is disturbingly high especially because there are no laws that protect women rights or that prevent husbands from running away from their responsibilities. Because of the war, the social situation of Syrian women is destroyed and turned them into both mental … Continue reading Firas Allabbad from Syria today living in Zaatary Refugee Camp

Freedom for Hijabis by Meryam El Bouhati, Morocco

I like watching Youtube videos. One of my favorite youtubers, called Marie, recently posted a video where she talks about Rafael Nadal’s underwear ad and the effect it had on her. She says; the nudity of a man, to which she was not used to, has brought out the female in her. Every time she … Continue reading Freedom for Hijabis by Meryam El Bouhati, Morocco

“The Role of Women in Peace Building” by Ayman H. Fakhereddin – Palestine

Peace building needs the involvement of women. Women’s roles in peace building in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Kashmir, and many other places in the last decade highlight the importance of moving women beyond the “humanitarian front of the story.” Women have influenced, and can continue to influence peace-building processes. They go beyond … Continue reading “The Role of Women in Peace Building” by Ayman H. Fakhereddin – Palestine

Open Letter to our Christian friends by Sahar Amarir from Morocco

Dear Middle Eastern Christians, I know this year has been difficult for you. I know the previous years were too. Maybe you think I’m supposed to not understand because I’m Muslim; so how could I understand you as Christians?  I don’t know about the sound of bombs falling from the sky, or the sound of … Continue reading Open Letter to our Christian friends by Sahar Amarir from Morocco

‘Choose Being Pro-Peace’ by Iris Fisher, Canada

It’s hard to believe we continue to have wars and fight over land, religion and power in the 21st century, despite what we have learned from history books and what our ancestors went through; despite the evils of wars and sufferings of innocent people. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on for decades.  What’s worse is … Continue reading ‘Choose Being Pro-Peace’ by Iris Fisher, Canada