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Raqqa Women Fighting ISIS Laws
Enab Baladi   

Raqqa Women Fighting ISIS Laws | babelmed | women - migration - mediterranean“It is only an outer cover that should not deceive us, Raqqa is still fine and its women have not changed.” Those were the words of young Anood, who works as a hair-dresser in her city, seeking a livelihood in a place clouded with darkness. Enab Baladi

 
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

 
COP22 From Rhetoric to Action
Warda Mohamed   

COP22 From Rhetoric to Action | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanFrom November 7th to 18th this year, in Marrakech, Morocco will play host to the COP22 (United Nations Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Climate Change). To mark the occasion, Orient XXI has published a series of articles about the environment, ecology and climate justice. Orient XXI

 
How We Can Keep Press Freedom from Withering Away?
Farhana Haque Rahman   

How We Can Keep Press Freedom from Withering Away? | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanMedia freedoms appear increasingly under siege around the world, with concerning signs that achieving middle-income status is no guarantee for an independent political watchdog in the form of the press. Farhana Haque Rahman, Director General of global news agency Inter Press Service issues a call to action.

 
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

 
After the Brexit, we need a leftist populism
Gianluca Solera   

After the Brexit, we need a leftist populism | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanNever Facebook has been so proliferous in offering the most disparate views on the same topic, as in the day after the Brexit referendum. Some fellows were predicting the European Apocalypse, others were vocalizing their excitement for their rewarded hate against Europe, and others were sending to hell the Brits. Some distinguished friends were writing: “In an instant of time, we got rid of English people and Cameron”.

 
Arab women in search of the disappeared
Abdel Rahman Gad   

Arab women in search of the disappeared | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe crime of forced disappearance has contributed to the emergence of social movements comprised of the wives and mothers of the disappeared in the Arab region, whether victims of civil war or military rule. These women have become activists in their local communities and influenced decision makers. This article points to cases in Lebanon, Algeria and Egypt where women's appeals turned into influential movements.

 

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