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Can Syrian civil society bring peace to Syria?


22 Sep 2014
The daily life of Syrian youth - schooling, sports, arts, play - has been drastically interrupted by the ongoing conflict. Syrian civil society activist Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj describes the courageous efforts of Syrian civil society to “preserve a humane space where Syrians still accept each other as equal citizens despite the hate perpetuated around them.” (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 22 September 2014)

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Uniting against violence during Tunisia’s upcoming elections


22 Sep 2014
As Tunisia prepares to hold historic presidential and parliamentary elections in the coming months, Tunisian human rights activist Malek Kefif argues for public unity against electoral violence in order to promote a successful transition to democracy. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 22 September 2014)

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Creativity breaks barriers between Syrians and Lebanese


22 Sep 2014
Tensions continue to flare between Syrian refugees and their Lebanese hosts as the number of refugees increases daily. Writer and actor Abdul Rahim-Al Awji explains how bringing youth from both communities together through arts programming enables them to overcome stereotypes and recognize each other’s common humanity. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 22 September 2014)

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Egypt sings to end sexual harassment!


22 Sep 2014
A “pandemic of sexual harassment” and assault threatens women on the streets in Egypt. Journalist Mustafa Abdel-Halim describes the power of social activism through art, highlighting Egyptian musicians who combat sexual harassment through popular music. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 22 September 2014)

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Israeli-Palestinian intangibles


26 Mar 2014
“Intangibles” such as memorialization and collaboration over holy sites are an essential component of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 27 March 2014)

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