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Forced to take over
KS   

Forced to take over | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanThe hardships for the 1.6 million Palestinians brought about by the Israeli blockade of Gaza are leaving an even greater toll for women, who have had to take on new, often thankless, roles within their families and communities. As the neighbouring countries witness new challenges and opportunities for women in the wake of the Arab spring, Gaza’s women seem to be trapped in a bleak and endless autumn.

 
Fuelling injustice
babelmed   

Fuelling injustice | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanStopping Gaza’s electricity supply from Israel would be a great idea, if only Israel ends the occupation. The 1.6 million Palestinians living under blockade are facing the severest fuel shortages in the enclave in the last five years.

 
Capturing the spirit of the people
K.S.   
Capturing the spirit of the people | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanAs the revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa rage on, an artist and a youth collective in Ramallah, West Bank, open up a space for humanity under occupation
 
Sexual Freedom at the Kingdom of Conservatives
Mohamed Khadhiri   

Sexual Freedom at the Kingdom of Conservatives | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanSince the past couple of months, in Morocco there is a lot of controversy over the issue of sexual freedom. A controversy that has turned into calls for murder, in a campaign of abuse and insults addressed to journalists and artists brandishing the slogan: sexual freedom neither more nor less.

 
Tempted by the Moroccan Dream
Marianne Roux-Bouzidi   
Tempted by the Moroccan Dream | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterranean"Morocco, land of contrasts". The famous tourism slogan also applies to the kingdom’s labour market. The country ranks third place in the world with regards to brain drain. The World Bank is quite concerned by Moroccan youth unemployment that has reached record levels. Yet every year, the country attracts many French people who come to try their luck.
 
The elephant in the strip
K.S.   

The elephant in the strip | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanIn the densely populated Gaza Strip, the Israeli blockade keeps cutting off the 1.6 million Palestinians from the rest of the world with long-lasting consequences on the growing generation of young people. So how is the Arab Spring in neighbouring Egypt and gripping the entire region shaping the enclave’s politics?

 
A metro for Gaza – unveiling the underground
Karl Schembri   
A metro for Gaza – unveiling the underground | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanUnderground tunnels are famous for being Gaza’s lifeline under the cruel Israeli siege that imprisons 1.6 million Palestinians. But one artist believes they are Gaza’s future, as an underground metro
 
Equality, Freedom, Modernity
Kenza Séfrioui   

Equality, Freedom, Modernity | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanHeaded by women’s movements, Morocco’s modernists are mobilised to defend an equal society.

 
The kafala, an adoption that is not an adoption (2)
Marianne Roux-Bouzidi   
The kafala, an adoption that is not an adoption (2) | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanIf according to Bukhari’s hadith, the Prophet promised paradise to the one who takes an orphan under his wing, the path before obtaining a kafala is rather difficult.
 
When Justice and Development takes the devil’s side
Mohamed Kadhiri   
When Justice and Development takes the devil’s side | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanThe official discourse of the Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) has changed a few months after an overwhelming victory in the last Moroccan legislative elections that led the party to form the new government together with the other winning parties.
 

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