Heroic German Pilots Refuse to Deport Rejected Refugees

Heroic German Pilots Refuse to Deport Rejected Refugees

By Reem Tolba

  222 planned flights of deportation were stopped by pilots across Germany. The flights were reportedly carrying rejected asylum seekers.   The German pilots are being praised for not wanting to take part in the controversial return of the refugees to their home country. The asylum seekers are mostly from Afghanistan, which has been deemed […]

Ragaa Al-Giddawy Stands Against Child Abuse in an Interview with Amr Adib

Ragaa Al-Giddawy Stands Against Child Abuse in an Interview with Amr Adib

By Reem Tolba

   Egyptian TV host Amr Adib discussed a very important topic with renowned actress Ragaa Al-Giddawy on his talk show ‘Kol Youm,’ and we’re honestly at a lost for words.   Adib asked the famed screen starlet whether Egyptian parents should beat their children in order to teach them a lesson; Al-Giddawy seemed distraught […]

Everything You Need to Know About Marital Rape

Everything You Need to Know About Marital Rape

I will not beat around the bush with this topic nor write some creative introduction. This is because the issue at stake will not bear the kind of confusion that may occur due to wordy introductions.     I was watching a popular Egyptian talk show once, and the topic was marital rape. I remember […]

Dubai TV Host Shares Powerful Instagram Post About Domestic Abuse

Dubai TV Host Shares Powerful Instagram Post About Domestic Abuse

Diala Makki, Dubai TV host, journalist, and editor at Marie-Claire Arabia, has posted a picture of herself on her official Instagram account, that truly stands out from all her other photos. While Makki is known to her 222,000 followers for her beauty, elegance, and style, one of Makki’s most recent Instagram posts was drastically different […]

Can the Face of Terrorism Ever Be White?

Can the Face of Terrorism Ever Be White?

This past weekend – dating from the 11th to the 12th of August, 2017 – has marked a dark couple of days in the history of the United States of America. White supremacist/racist protesters took the streets of West Virginia by storm. According to the New York Times – and several other news sources – […]

VIDEO: Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall from Seventh Floor in Kuwait

VIDEO: Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall from Seventh Floor in Kuwait

by Rana Elhawary

  Last week, we published an article discussing a video that emerged on social media featuring an Ethiopian domestic worker hanging from a window sill, and asking for the help of her female employer. We all watched in horror as this Kuwaiti female employer did nothing, but stand there and film the domestic worker, as […]

When Will the Mistreatment of Domestic Workers Stop in the Middle East?

by Rana El Hawary

  Last weekend, a video began to circulate on social media platforms, containing footage of an Ethiopian domestic worker in a Kuwaiti household hanging onto a window sill (from the seventh floor). The Ethiopian woman asked for help from her female employer, to no avail.   Aside from calling the worker “majnoona” (crazy) in the […]

Horrific Video of Hundreds of Men Trying to Harass an Egyptian Woman in Zagazig

Horrific Video of Hundreds of Men Trying to Harass an Egyptian Woman in Zagazig

This is truly horrifying, disgusting and surpasses our worst nightmares. It is 2017 and sometimes it feels that Egypt is nothing but a jungle with some wild untamed scary predators. Social media has been taken aback by a vile video showing men gathered in the streets of Zagazig waiting for a woman to come out of […]

This Powerful Video Explains What It Actually Means to Be a ‘Refugee’

This Powerful Video Explains What It Actually Means to Be a ‘Refugee’

  About 60 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes to escape war and violence. Those people are refugees, meaning people that seek shelter outside their own country. But what does that term actually mean?   Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman explain what that word really means in this powerful […]

Meryl Streep Gives the Most Powerful Speech at Golden Globes 2017

Meryl Streep Gives the Most Powerful Speech at Golden Globes 2017

  The legendary Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, and her speech shook the world. What started as a plea to accept and embrace the diversity of a multicultural Hollywood, ended as a direct slam to what Streep referred to as Donald Trump’s performance.   Streep described how it broke […]