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 –

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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

Trapped in a dream of equality. By Houda Laabadi, Morocco

I remember the first time I really thought about my condition as a woman in Morocco. I was in ninth grade and I had just finished reading what is still one of my favorite books today, “Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood” by Fatima Mernissi. What she said about the women of Scheherazade’s … Continue reading Trapped in a dream of equality. By Houda Laabadi, Morocco