Child of Africa

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This blog post is a collaboration between Winifred Ahupa and Ala Oueslati Something tugs me here In my belly Like the strings of a banjo Struck by hands or legs Your might defies what A child possesses Your birthsong of love Filters in, slowly at first Like the emergence of A baby lunar crescent Then with a suddenness You kick the walls of me Sending jolts of lyrics- That dispels silence As fact does a myth This...


The Emancipation

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Religion is a source of knowledge, inspiration, hope and serenity that people hold to give them purpose, value and peace. That is not what I was taught when I was younger. That is not what is being taught where I come from. What I was taught though, like most young people in the Middle East and North Africa, is that this part of the world is a region where hospitality is a fundamental quality and where generosity is the common behavioral code. I was also taught to pay respect t...


Youth Time Summer School 2015: A Catalyst for Opportunity

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The conviction that youth are drivers of positive change in our communities is the basis for the Youth Time International Movement programs and activities. One special program is the Youth Time Summer School which is a youth-led program taking place in a different country every year. The Summer School brings together outstanding young leaders and active society members from all across the world to train them in a wide range of contexts. They are equipped with the necessary skills...


Subjection

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As the countries of the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) have been undertaking the process of enacting social and political change, women still haven’t gained equitable human rights, which stands out as a particularly worrying obstacle in the way of the socio-political movements. Although the Arab Spring may have offered women in the MENA region more hope and greater promise, their unequal status is still a clear barrier to the full realization of their rights and the rig...


There Is No Business Like Show Business

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In the beginning there was Earth, pureness, a sanctuary of peace and beauty. Mankind evolved in so many ways, making Earth a place that can sustain life, with all its components. But to my amazement I find that, as we are the products of our own evolvement, we are also the products of the information we produce and receive. In order to sustain life on Earth, we started to show that we care. Showing care has been a fabulous trend in the last decades because it is effortless, but...


The Good, the Bad and the Racist

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On Friday, May 29, 2015, a group of armed bikers in Phoenix, Arizona hosted an anti-Muslim demonstration outside of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix. The anti-Islam biker rally was called by Iraq War veteran Jon Ritzheimer in response to a Texas shootout during a Prophet Mohammed cartoon-drawing contest. During the “free-speech” rally, Ritzheimer and his armed fellow bikers raised Neo-Nazi shouts and wore t-shirts that said “support your local white boy”. The gun-toting,...


It Is the Same Sunset

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I had to put my camera down and surrender to the scene, my toes digging into the sandy dirt, saltwater splashing at my ankles, my eyes burning because of the warm salty breezes and the lack of sleep. I enjoyed standing there. I enjoyed squinting towards the horizon, which at that moment was a chain of mountains and hills on which I could see some white-washed buildings. I couldn’t tell if the Israeli side was prettier than the Jordanian’s, but all I could tell was that both sides...


In recent years, educators and learners have come to focus more and more on the importance of quality education and hands-on participation. The underlying rationale seems to be that self-directed learning promotes the natural development of self-confidence, initiative, perseverance and life satisfaction and enhances the cognitive processes of learners, such as those involved in attention, understanding and memory. In the case of learning languages, many instances have proved the...


The Strike

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“We will go on strike” said a young Tunisian man who has been working in the public sector for the same salary over the last 2 years. Most people in Tunisia agree on the fact that the revolution of 2011, also referred to as the “Jasmine Revolution” or the “Revolution of Dignity”, was an uprising of consciousness and awareness that followed the void of the Ben Ali regime, which marginalized youth and expelled them from social and political life. However, Tunisian youth still con...


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  • Ala Oueslati

    A Women Deliver fellow, a UN Empower Women Global Champion, a freelance journalist, a peace activist and a full time feminist. I am a 120 Under 40 Family Planning award nominee. #GenderEquality #SRHR #MENA #WomenEmpowerment #YouthEmpowerment #Advocacy #SDGS #PeaceBuilding #PolicyMaking #Lobbying


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