Society

Lebanese Diaspora in France
Lebanese diaspora in France

The 2019 protest movement and the Beirut port explosion galvanised political activism in the Lebanese diaspora. But the deepening crisis in Lebanon also puts them in a bind.

The hazardous work of morgue workers in Egypt
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.

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.

How Nawal El Saadawi Became a Feminist Icon
Egyptian feminist has passed away at age 89

Nawal El Saadawi wrote about many issues deemed controversial, including virginity, sexual abuse, and prostitution.

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.