In our society when a girl is underage, she stays under the custody of her father, when she is married, she is under the custody of her husband. It means that a girl is never independent. Read a story of a young doctor from Afghanistan living in Poland.
“I am Rojin Shamo from Iraqi Kurdistan. I am a Yazidi and being a Yazidi is not easy. I’ve always wanted freedom. Europe seemed to be the solution to my problem. I arrived in Lithuania last year, on June 21st to be exact. I live in a refugee camp. My dreams of freedom in Europe ended with me living alongside complete strangers.
My name is Nasratullah Taban. Before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, I’ve been working as a journalist covering affairs in Central Asia, Afghanistan and Russia for the past six years. Now I am trying to manage my life in Poland. After all, living in Europe can be a little different than living in the countryside of Afghanistan.
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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 […]
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 […]
This Sunday opens the summit for A World of Neighbours network, which we are associated with. It is a noteworthy initiative, which we have already taken part in multiple times. This year’s programme for the summit consists of workshops, lectures, discussion panels, film screenings and concerts. It is a week devoted to debates and meetings […]
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 […]
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, […]
The story of Pfizer’s CEO raises many key questions. How many great minds like Abraham Bourla were claimed in World War II? How many inventors, discoverers, people of science gave their lives because of someone’s unjustified hatred? And finally – how many people who would change the face of the world die every day in armed conflicts in Syria, Turkey or Yemen?
Arriving at Samos was supposed to be a new beginning for the 25-year-old Afghani and his son. The man put their fate into the hands of smugglers and decided to head for Greece. This decision turned his life into a nightmare.
Three boys, whose mediation skills helped to save lives of over 100 refugees on the Mediterranean Sea, were charged with hijacking a ship and terrorism. What is their story?
People like Maleka, a 26-years-old pregnant refugee from Afghanistan, who out of despair set herself on fire, are paying the price for a decision taken 5 years ago by EU officials.
“They share with me their worst stories, the reasons of their decisions, the videos of the darkest moments, tears in their eyes, when they talk about their mothers or sisters,” – writes Anna Alboth, journalist and activist at Minority Rights Group Intl. and a cooperator of Salam Lab.