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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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Israel using Ahed Tamimi case to warn children who dare to dream

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How violence against women costs $1.5 trillion a year

Monday, 27 November 2017

While there are many things in the world that a price tag cannot be attached to, violence against ...

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 ...

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 ...

Banksy selling Palestinian history – why it matters

Friday, 08 September 2017

Elusive British graffiti artist Banksy opened the Walled Off Hotel, just a stone’s throw away ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Friday, 09 June 2017

After the past two tumultuous weeks in the UK that saw two separate attacks in Manchester and in ...

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 ...

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 ...

I’ll embrace cultural appropriation, but on my terms

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Retailers capitalizing on cultural symbols are nothing new – major retail brands such as Asos, ...

Amazon sale is a disappointment or celebration?

Sunday, 02 April 2017

 When Souq.com first started in 2005, it had five employees. Fast-forward 10 years and it was ...

Strength of the Arab world lies in its mothers

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The strength of women in the Middle East cannot be directly measured using international indices and ...

I hope my daughter will not celebrate ‘Women’s Day’

Monday, 13 March 2017

International Women’s Day is marked once every year. However, it has also sadly evolved into ...

A world without NGOs

Thursday, 02 March 2017

The non-governmental organization (NGO) sector was built out of necessity for collective public ...

Has social media influenced our reading habits and attention span?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

A recent study by Microsoft highlights that humans now have an attention span of 8-seconds – a ...

Can the region be home to the new Silicon Valley?

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The Middle East has the resource and potential to become home to the new Silicon Valley – what ...

Can MENA’s social media influencers change politics?

Sunday, 22 January 2017

What do Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US-President Donald Trump have in common? They ...

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