Category: News


  • Three Jewish sisters and one Yemeni hit

    Three Jewish sisters and one Yemeni hit

    In the desert, work is in full swing. Three young women are cooking, chopping wood and even shaving a man while singing about great love. Finally, dressed in pink jelabiyas (a loose body covering in Arab countries), they hop on an open-topped jeep and drive through desert. They reach a fairytale palace. There, three young […]

  • Lebanon: women win record number of seats in parliamentary elections

    Lebanon: women win record number of seats in parliamentary elections

    May’s parliamentary elections in Lebanon were groundbreaking. They are a hope for real change and a better future for a country in crisis. As many as 88 young people (between 25 to 35 years old) and 155 women were among the number of 1043 candidates. These are the historical numbers. Lebanon has been at the […]

  • Polygamy in India: The Muslim women have had enough of it

    Polygamy in India: The Muslim women have had enough of it

    “Unconstitutional, against the sharia, inhumane.” According to the Indian Muslim women, polygamy must be cast aside. 28-year-old Reshma, a Muslim woman from India, appealed to the court in order to prevent her husband from entering additional wedlock without her – i.e. his wife’s – written permission. Reshma’s case has sparked the debate surrounding polygamy among […]

  • Migration and Media. Workshops for young influencers

    Migration and Media. Workshops for young influencers

    Do you have your own social media channels? Do you want to improve your communication? Do you work in NGO? Are you concerned about the current migration crisis and want to know how to use your social media to play a positive role and create effective change? Apply to become a part of a team of […]

  • Looking for accommodation for a refugee? Follow these rules!

    Looking for accommodation for a refugee? Follow these rules!

    Ninety percent of all violence happens in private homes. Ukrainians escaping, mostly women and children, are especially vulnerable in a foreign country, behind locked doors. Humanitarian crises are chaotic situations. Professional organizations know these risks – but the situation attracts well-meaning voluntary helpers who act haphazardly while looking for accommodation for someone. The resulting chaos […]

  • Ukraine: what we have achieved so far

    Ukraine: what we have achieved so far

    The entire world is now looking at the situation in Ukraine. We all stand in solidarity with Ukrainians. The last days were really intense. We, Salam Lab, together with many other organisations from Cracow, are working tirelessly to make sure that each Ukrainian person, who leaves their country in order to look for refuge in […]

  • Ukraine: here is how you can help

    Ukraine: here is how you can help

    In the face of tragedy facing our Ukrainian neighbours, a lot of people ask about the possibility to help. Each and every one of you can do something to help them. Here is what you can do now: Financial support You can contribute to the crowdfunding campaign organized by Salam Lab for the Ukrainians in […]

  • China will not cover up the  Uyghur genocide with the Olympics

    China will not cover up the Uyghur genocide with the Olympics

    It is a festive time in China. The eyes of the world are on Beijing. The ruling communist regime is hoping that the splendour around the Olympics will be enough to distract the public from the truth about the ongoing destruction of Tibet, the genocide of the Uyghurs and other minorities that are considered an […]

  • Tiba Kallas: I dreamed that my name would become known

    Tiba Kallas: I dreamed that my name would become known

    First of all, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Tiba Atheer Kallas. I’m 14. I’d like to start this letter by telling you about my dreams and asking you –  the people of Poland and the people of Europe –  to judge the crimes I’ve committed. The crimes that put my family and […]

  • I survived crossing the Poland-Belarus border: a testimony

    I survived crossing the Poland-Belarus border: a testimony

    My name is Ola Sabah Hamad. I am a mother of four children and I want to tell you my story. I come from Baghdad. Living in my homeland is very difficult, especially for families who dream of a peaceful life. I was unable to feel free there with my children, but what’s more important, […]

  • Al-Busaidi: Meet the first female football commentator in the Arab World

    Al-Busaidi: Meet the first female football commentator in the Arab World

    Not a single adjective or representation nor any of her numerous (ten, to be exact) former employments could sufficiently and properly introduce the unique individual that is Rumaitha al-Busaidi. Undoubtedly this young activist’s energy could easily fuel at least a few people around her and still keep her going.

  • “I don’t know when we see each other again” – living in and fleeing from Afghanistan

    “I don’t know when we see each other again” – living in and fleeing from Afghanistan

    Aina* is a 21-year-old girl who experienced a lot. She agreed to tell us the story of her life: from being brought up in the patriarchal culture of Afghanistan to going to study abroad. And also about the traumatic separation of the family during the evacuation from the country.

  • When Tanzania was home to Poles

    When Tanzania was home to Poles

    here was the largest camp for Polish refugees in Africa. According to the documents collected at the Institute of National Remembrance, in 1946, as many as 4,000 people lived there, and the cultural and religious life developed in the camp, as well as services, schools, hospitals, an orphanage and an old people’s home.

  • It is impossible to accept everyone, but we must help those who are already here

    It is impossible to accept everyone, but we must help those who are already here

    Surrounding Europe with the walls is not the solution to the challenge we face. Migration due to wars or the overnight climate crisis will be gaining momentum, so this is the last moment to develop a rational and humane migration policy. Without humiliating and violating human rights.

  • Frontex gives up rescuing people in the Mediterranean Sea

    Frontex gives up rescuing people in the Mediterranean Sea

    A couple years ago EU sea patrols were rescuing people, who were on their way to Europe, from drowning boats. But now the EU has found a very effective way not to do it and, at the same time, to block access to European borders. The solutions are, among others, Israeli drones. And what Europe has achieved is: sealed borders, smiles on the faces of some European politicians and two thousand casualties among migrants affected by the so-called ,,pushbacks”- pushing migrants back from the European borders.

  • Persecuted for centuries. They fight the regime and the church for their rights

    Persecuted for centuries. They fight the regime and the church for their rights

    Who are the indigenous Mapuche people living in Chile, fighting for their lands? Why are they labeled by the authorities as “terrorists”?

  • The story of El Chapo’s wife is not another sexy story of ,,the gangster’s girlfriend”

    The story of El Chapo’s wife is not another sexy story of ,,the gangster’s girlfriend”

    She wanted to be a journalist. She became a narco-businesswoman and a criminal. Who is Emma Coronel Aispuro, El Chapo’s wife?

  • Unknown Righteous. Meet the Muslims who saved Jews from the Holocaust

    Unknown Righteous. Meet the Muslims who saved Jews from the Holocaust

    Over 70 Muslims have been added to the list of the Righteous Among the Nations. They saved Jews during Holocaust.