Society

The hazardous work of morgue workers in Egypt

The life of morgue workers in Egypt is not an easy one. But besides stigma, low salaries and numerous health risk some find fulfilment and even love at their unusual workplace.

The hazardous work of morgue workers in Egypt
Pollution of the Medjerda river and consequences in Tunisia and Algeria
Pollution of the Medjerda river and consequences in Tunisia and Algeria

The Maghreb’s most important river is being polluted by 30,000 industrial plants. While government bodies and factory owners appear unable and sometimes unwilling to help keep the Medjerda clean, residents and farmers suffer the dire consequences.

Statelessness in Libya
Statelessness in Libya

Tens of thousands of stateless people live in Libya. Successive governments have been holding out the prospect of citizenship to them for decades - and complicate everything ever more.

Sexualized violence against minors in Morocco
Sexualized violence against minors in Morocco

Safiya, Ameer and Aziz were victims of sexualized violence. The perpetrators have exposed the minors to a future full of shame and isolation. The victims can hardly expect help from the Moroccan state.

No justice for women killed in Gaza
Femicide in Palestine

In the shade of the Palestinian Law, women in the Gaza strip are killed twice: Once by murdering them and a second time by citing inexistent evidence, allowing perpetrators to walk away with impunity.

Protests in Algeria
Interview on the 2nd anniversary of the Hirak movement in Algeria

After a year of protests, bans on assembly were imposed in Algeria in March 2020 in order to contain the pandemic. Journalist Lyas Hallas explains why the Hirak is now back on the streets – and what the protest movement is till lacking.

Suicide among Iraqi women in Mosul
Suicide among Iraqi women in Mosul
by Suha Oda

Four years after the end of IS rule in Mosul, war trauma, social pressure, and lacking infrastructure push women to the edge. An investigation into what drives female suicides in Iraq’s second biggest city – and how to turn the tide.