In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria

It all started where I lived: in Syria. Our neighborhood people were more traditional than those in other areas, so if you are a girl, you aren’t supposed to go out a lot or let strange men see you. I was a very rare case. You could see me at 10 years old, waiting for … Continue reading In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria

What’s Wrong With My Gender? by Oumaima Fathi, Morocco

When I was a kid, I loved my grandfather’s job. He was a known farmer in the village. I liked the way he planted, how he took care of the farm, and his paramount mission in the family. He was the one in charge of nearly everything, while my grandma and aunts were spending most … Continue reading What’s Wrong With My Gender? by Oumaima Fathi, Morocco

Pondering Poverty Eradication, by Ahmed Idrissi Noury, Morocco.

"Extreme poverty is the best breeding ground on earth for disease, political instability, and terrorism." - Jeffrey Sachs Poverty, as conceptualized by leading economists and political scientists, is recognized as one of the more sustainable issues and one of the greatest global challenges facing the world today. Poverty eradication is considered an indispensable requirement for … Continue reading Pondering Poverty Eradication, by Ahmed Idrissi Noury, Morocco.

Nabatean Civilization by Ashraf, Palestine – photo essay –

From the north of Damascus to the south of Ola, and from the east of Sham and Naqab to Gaza and Sinai, they built an Empire. The Nabateans were smart people. They worked on copper mining , agriculture, and trade. They established sophisticated systems and lifestyles in this region thousands of years ago. At the time, these … Continue reading Nabatean Civilization by Ashraf, Palestine – photo essay –

The Challenge of Change, by Sama Karram, Israel.

There is this moment in life when you decide that you want to get out of your comfort zone. A moment when you decide to say yes to new opportunities, experiences and adventures. That moment of courage is truly life changing.  About two years ago, I decided that I wanted to go on an exchange … Continue reading The Challenge of Change, by Sama Karram, Israel.