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Be a Man
Sami Halabi   

Be a Man | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanLebanese journalist Sami Halabi traces the construction of his gender identity. Growing up as a boy in Lebanon means being socialized into a hyper-masculine gender model, that nurtures vertical male power structures and blocks social change. Becoming aware of this hidden mechanism is the first step to attempt alternative behaviours and initiate change. As many young men are starting to do, thanks also to the wealth of information provided through the web. Frame

 
The fight of the workers of Mamotex: from self-management to despair
Monia Ben Hamadi, Haïfa Mzalouat and Erige Sehiri   

The fight of the workers of Mamotex: from self-management to despair | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanWithin the context of the declining textile industry and rising unemployment, the fate of 67 women workers of Mamotex in Chebba, a factory specialized in confection for European brands, seemed sealed. After twenty years of business, the company owner decided to close its doors, threatening the jobs of its employees who were left without payment since the beginning of the year. Inkyfada

 
The last female miner of Sulcis
Federica Araco   

The last female miner of Sulcis | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanInverting the perspective, Dal Profondo (From the depths) presents some sort of an other way around narration of the myth of Paltonic cave. With slow, dark framings, rarefied and essential dialogues director Valentina Pedicini depicts the “underworld” with such symbolic and emotional density that makes the reality on the surface appear uninteresting, artificial and superfluous. Babelmed

 
From Climate Change to War
Warda Mohamed   

From Climate Change to War | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe work of researchers has established that climate change and the monopolisation of resources are factors in the development of armed conflict and terrorist groups. These relatively little-explored connections are relevant in many areas of the world, including Syria, Iraq, Burma and numerous African countries. Orient XXI

 
From Egypt to Palestine, agroecology as a weapon
Ahmed Sawan   

From Egypt to Palestine, agroecology as a weapon | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanClimate change increasingly threatens agricultural systems worldwide. A situation particularly relevant in Egypt and Palestine. The contexts are different, Egypt has faced food riots which played a part in launching the 2011 revolution, and Palestine, smothered by the Israeli occupation, faces many difficulties in attempting to provide for its population. Yet in both cases, agroecology can serve as a solution. Orient XXI

 
Boss-free textile factory challenging norms in Turkey
Paul Benjamin Osterlund   

Boss-free textile factory challenging norms in Turkey | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA boss-free textile collective rose from the ashes of a failed company where workers were not paid for months. Following years of struggles with former bosses and co-workers, Özgür Kazova strives to create a new and equitable labor model, where the work of women and men is valued equally. Mashallah News

 
Untold stories of sexual harassment in Egypt's newsrooms
Mai Shams El-Din   

Untold stories of sexual harassment in Egypt's newsrooms | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanYasmine,* an intern at a major Egyptian newspaper went to submit some photos in the photography department, only to find a technician watching a pornographic movie with one of the office assistants. She threw the memory card and ran away. Mada Masr

 
We, Europeans, in the era of Trump and Putin
Gianluca Solera   

We, Europeans, in the era of Trump and Putin | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanDespite the fact that Donald Trump, addressing his supporters in New York right after having received the news that he would be the new president, said: “It is time for us to come together as one united people. It is time”, many voiced out their hostility marching a few hours later in the streets of America against him.

 
Why Water is an Endangered Vital Resource in the Maghreb
Sana Sbouai   

Why Water is an Endangered Vital Resource in the Maghreb | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIn the Maghreb, water-related problems vary with the changing seasons—droughts, interruptions in service, floods—and can cause many deaths. This vital resource is increasingly scarce. In addition to the dry climate and water-intensive farming, bad government management and rising aggregate consumption, the region is a hotspot for global warming. The agricultural crisis, famines and climate change are often cited among the causes of the “Arab Spring” revolts. And thus, in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, citizens’ initiatives attempt to deal with urgent issues. Orient XXI

 
Civil Society Gears up to Tackle the Climate Crisis
CCFD-Terre Solidaire   

Civil Society Gears up to Tackle the Climate Crisis | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanFrom November 7th to 18th, Morocco will host the COP22 in Marrakesh. This is an opportunity to focus our gaze on the Maghreb, and beyond, on the Sahel and the Middle East, to shine a light on civil society fighting for climate justice in the region. Orient XXI

 

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