Jowan Safadi: The Trials and Tribulations of Being An Arab Artist

In Jowan Safadi, radical art meets radical politics. The Palestinian musician makes provocative and accessible political music that’s much lacking in the Arab world.

Lebanese University strike
Students at the Lebanese University haven’t had courses in three weeks

Professors at the Lebanese University are on strike, demanding their rights from the government but putting the futures of students at risk. Students react:

The entrance to Beit Beirut, where the exhibition accompanying the launch of the timeline of the women's movement in Lebanon is on display until Saturday evening. (Laudy Issa)
You can now see the entire history of the women’s movement in Lebanon

For over a hundred years, women have willingly put up with the ridicule, the belittling, and the pushback from the public to advocate for women’s rights in Lebanon. And they had previously been forgotten.

Illustration by Christina Atik showing three women holding megaphones. The first woman, with medium-length black hair and a crop top is saying "All the catastrophes are patriarchal." The second woman, with short hair and a loose white shirt continues "And feminism." The third woman, with a white hijab, adds "Is the solution."
On they march: Hundreds protest for women’s rights in Lebanon

Women in Lebanon are angry, and rightfully so. Nationality, criminal, personal status, and labour laws.

Waste incinerators are not the solution to the Lebanese trash crisis

The lack of a proper waste management framework and monitoring process leaves room for the illegitimate private gain of authorities in charge of costly waste incinerator projects.

Academia For the Elite: Can We Really Afford Education?

The crisis is two-fold.

HINAD— A Campaign to Challenge Stereotypes Claiming to “fix” Homosexuality

The campaign, which addresses the misconceptions and harmful practices of SOCE, is the first of its kind in the Arab world. HINAD aims to raise awareness, and urges all people who have questions about sexual orientation or gender identity, including families, school teachers, school nurses, and others, to consult competent healthcare providers.

Capharnaüm: The Limits of Liberal Thought

Without showing what constitutes poverty — a socio-economic necessity within an unfair economic model — the end result is a problematic and flawed depiction.

Benjamin Ladraa to Beirut Today: The World Moves With Pressure

His #WalktoPalestine campaign was a move to mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration that legitimised the creation of the Israeli state, in turn leading to Nakba or “catastrophy,” which saw the expulsion of almost a million Palestinians from their homeland.

The Volunteer Circle: Making Volunteer Work in Lebanon Simple

The Volunteer Circle hopes to create an easy and convenient platform to connect NGOs and volunteers.