Business & Technology

MyBeeBee

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: MyBeeBee written by EYP participant Sadeer Issa   When thinking about economic opportunities in MENA, it is clear that a massive market gap exists for refugee women in underdeveloped or vulnerable areas. Unemployment rates have reached over 28% for women in Jordan after the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Although many […]

Arts & Culture

Meemz Art

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: Meemz Art written by EYP participant Shaima Bin Othman   In a country like Yemen, where all one can hear is bad news, circumstances around us drive us to give up dreams of a better future. Young people are forced to face reality with two options: either drowning in the […]

Equipping Young Peacemakers

Zero Hunger Lab

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: Zero Hunger Lab written by EYP leader Hezha MohammedKhan   We always hear the phrases ‘big data’, ‘machine learning’, and ‘deep learning’. However, we often hear these words in association with business ideas, automated cars, and robotics. It is very easy to forget the true value and primary purpose of […]

Education & Empowerment

Shughel Shabab

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: Shughel Shabab written by EYP leader Daniella Khalil   Many of the AMENDS Global Fellows have initiatives pushing back against unfair stereotypes and biased media depictions of the Middle East and North Africa: check out Ashley Lohmann’s talk on her Beyond the Bombs website, for example, or Becca Farnum’s curriculum asking Does […]

Human Rights & Political Activism

We refuse to be shut down by Trump’s ban

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The executive order on immigration banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries was announced Friday; by Saturday, our delegates from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Yemen received notice that they would no longer be able to come to the U.S. They were set to participate in the annual American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) […]

Arts & Culture

Remembering to Change

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By Becca Farnum One hundred years ago today, a war ended. And a handful of diplomats began working to create a world in which such violence would no longer exist. They failed. And yet… Today, we remember. We remember the children, women, and men who died for no reason other than being in the wrong […]

Business & Technology

Inclusivity and Tolerance beyond Age and Gender

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The women’s technology and business community in Gaza combines entities that may surprise you at first. But while expressions like crises, blockade, and war are more familiar in this context, Gaza is setting an international example in terms of inclusivity and accessibility for its aspiring entrepreneurs. Young women, especially, have revealed a great hunger and […]