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...

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Unchaining Feminism By Ala Oueslati, Tunisia

Being a feminist nowadays requires more than just believing and advocating for gender equality. It requires determination and patience in order to be able to confront the anti-feminist ideologies and stay true to one’s values. My name is Ala Oueslati, and I am a feminist and gender equality advocate from Tunisia. As we all know, … Continue reading Unchaining Feminism By Ala Oueslati, Tunisia

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

Things that changed my vision of life as a child by Rima, Tunisia

I remember when I was a child; a friend of mine came to my house full of delight and excitement. She told me that her mother is waiting for a new baby. I congratulated her but remarked that she was 9 years old and she is plenty older and that she wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading Things that changed my vision of life as a child by Rima, Tunisia

Smashing Stereotypes, Hoping for an Asexual World | Robyn, Israel

In a world where gender has only been a public question for less than a century and a personal choice for a few decades - and either of these in only limited parts of the planet - what do we really know about it? Self-determined gender has emerged as an opportunity at a time when … Continue reading Smashing Stereotypes, Hoping for an Asexual World | Robyn, Israel