The Bride By Yazan Orabi, Syria

She was 13 when the war began in her country. She still remembers the days of playing and happiness: the sun shining, children running around the trees, and the sound of the birds. In the first days of the war, nothing happened. However, day by day, the situation became more complicated. "It's hard to stay … Continue reading The Bride By Yazan Orabi, Syria

Make Universities Safe Again by Ayelet Kessel, Israel – photo essay –

It all started one morning, when one of my friends saw a sign posted on a board at a university building. The sign (pictured below) was a small, A4 sized white paper sheet, that contained this message: "In a complaint of sexual harassment that was filed by a Ph.D student and a research assistant against … Continue reading Make Universities Safe Again by Ayelet Kessel, Israel – photo essay –

What happened on December 31st, 2005 by Adam Ahmed, Sudan

It was a cold evening in Mustafa Mahmoud Square, in the middle of Cairo, Egypt. I was sitting among almost 3,000 asylum seekers from Sudan and South Sudan; we were there for a sit-in against the United Nation Commission for Refugee’s (UNHCR) new policy toward Sudanese and South Sudanese refugees in Egypt. The square is … Continue reading What happened on December 31st, 2005 by Adam Ahmed, Sudan

“Just ignore it!” by Fatima Zahra El Hafa, Morocco

No matter the situation, I always prefer to confront the problem rather than just ignoring it. An accident I had last year was no exception. I was on my way home after a long and tiresome day at school. It was evening time and the street was busy with people rushing back home to rest. … Continue reading “Just ignore it!” by Fatima Zahra El Hafa, Morocco

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