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Yara al-Wazir
Yara al-Wazir

Yara al Wazir is a humanitarian activist. She is the founder of The Green Initiative ME and a developing partner of Sharek Stories. She can be followed and contacted on twitter @YaraWazir

COLUMNISTS
Yara al-Wazir
Yara al-Wazir

Yara al Wazir is a humanitarian activist. She is the founder of The Green Initiative ME and a developing partner of Sharek Stories. She can be followed and contacted on twitter @YaraWazir

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Why aren’t more Arab women saying #MeToo?

Sunday, 22 October 2017

The allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have shaken the world. So far, more than 30 women have provided statements that the ...

Can volunteering rescue the region from unemployment?

Monday, 25 September 2017

Youth unemployment rates in the Middle East and North African region have remained miserably stagnant over the past decade. Over 67 million young ...

Banksy selling Palestinian history – why it matters

Friday, 8 September 2017

Elusive British graffiti artist Banksy opened the Walled Off Hotel, just a stone’s throw away from the divisive 700km long, 8m high apartheid ...

To empower women, we must transform culture

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

The region is seeing a radical shift in the legal precedence of women’s rights, but is struggle to materialize this into a shift in social ...

The future of refugees is turning into slavery – this cannot happen

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, 100,000 refugees have made their way to European mainland by crossing on boats, in search of a new, safe life. This is in ...

It’s time we invest in our own startups, not just in Silicon Valley

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Qataris have committed to investing £5 billion ($7.5 billion) into various sectors in the United Kingdom, including technology. Saudi Arabia has ...

In hate crimes against Muslims, focus less on media, more on prosecution

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Hate crimes against Muslims are higher today than they have ever been since 9/11. According to the FBI, 16.7 percent of religiously motivated hate ...

‘Why do Muslims do this?’ Finding the right response

Friday, 9 June 2017

After the past two tumultuous weeks in the UK that saw two separate attacks in Manchester and in London committed against innocent victims, I have ...

Palestinian prisoners’ stomachs are rumbling, but is anyone listening?

Saturday, 27 May 2017

As 1300 Palestinian prisoners entered their sixth week of hunger strike, Trump took his first steps on Palestinian and Israeli territory as President. ...

Jordan abolishes rape law, it must follow suit with honor killing law

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Earlier this week, Jordan’s cabinet finally moved to abolish a law that exempts rapists from prosecution if they marry their victims. The ...

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