The Change Just Started / A Palestinian refugee between the hammer of pain and the anvil of hope

By Sam, Palestine After graduating from university in 2015, I spent three years moving around the cities of the West Bank, unemployed and looking for a job or any other opportunity. Given the situation of favouritism and nepotism in my country, all my attempts meant nothing, and I lived three years in a bubble of … Continue reading The Change Just Started / A Palestinian refugee between the hammer of pain and the anvil of hope

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)

Chad by Meriem, Algeria (photo-essay)

Recently, I was lucky enough to be a part of the International Slam Festival in Tchad called N'Djam "s'enflamme en Slam'. It was a very unique experience in which I discovered the REAL AFRICA! I am also African, and the clichés about Africa being a poor, 3rd world country was not apparent to me in … Continue reading Chad by Meriem, Algeria (photo-essay)

A Quest for Freedom by Firas, Tunisia – photo essay –

Wouldn’t it be odd, if someday you stepped out of your little corner, out of the mist that’s been invading your existence and just rushed into the world without any precautions or early arrangements? Wouldn’t it surprise you to come across various facts that you’ve been ignoring for so long? How chilling it might be … Continue reading A Quest for Freedom by Firas, Tunisia – photo essay –

Yala Young Leaders: Five years of changing lives and growing a family of young peace builders by Maroi Ech-Charkaouy from Morocco

At the end of 2012, I was feeling down for many reasons: studies, I had no goals in life, I had hardly any friends, but I mainly felt that I was not able to trust anyone. I was basically living day to day waiting for something new to happen. I was once part of this … Continue reading Yala Young Leaders: Five years of changing lives and growing a family of young peace builders by Maroi Ech-Charkaouy from Morocco

Five years after the Jasmine Revolution- 2 blogs by YaLa Citizen Journalists from Tunisia

Tunisian Women Five After Years of the Jasmine Revolution by Marwa Belkhiria, Tunisia Prior to the revolution, the Tunisian woman was a role model for the women of the Arab region. When the newspapers and TV programs would speak about the rights given to Tunisian women in comparison with other countries, I used to feel … Continue reading Five years after the Jasmine Revolution- 2 blogs by YaLa Citizen Journalists from Tunisia

מלאכי השלום לא משגיחים על העיר הלילהנכתב ע”י זוהר ינקו מישראל

התלבטנו אם לסגור את הדלת הראשית או לא. שישי בצהריים בשוק לוינסקי, זהו סוף השבוע ותחילת השנה החדשה. במרחק של קילומטר מכאן כמה חייהם של כמה בחורים הגיעו לקיצם. צעיר אחר נכנס לבר ברחוב דיזנגוף בתל אביב וירה בהם למוות. הוא עדיין מסתובב איפשהו. אחותי הצעירה הייתה בקרבת מקום, וליבי ונישמתי נעצרו ל-40 שניות עד … Continue reading מלאכי השלום לא משגיחים על העיר הלילהנכתב ע”י זוהר ינקו מישראל