The following statement by diasporas Iraqi academics was issued on 11 November 2019 in solidarity with the current Iraqi uprising.
This uprising is inclusive, women, especially young women, are very active and participate despite the repression and the backlash from security forces and armed groups.
In partnership with Jadaliyya, Active Arab Voices is publishing this piece, and others listed below, on the Iraqi protests:
في تقديري، هذا سؤال مطروح الآن، وبحدة، خاصة بعد أن دخل مسار حراك الريف نفقَ التآكل الداخلي، وانتقلت مسألة الدفاع عن الريف من دائرة الحقوق والعدالة الاجتماعية والإنصاف، إلى متاهاتِ نقاشٍ فرعي عقيم حول “الشرعية”. من يمتلك شرعية تمثيل الحراك؟ من يحق له وحده الدفاع عنه؟
من أجل قراءة المزيد حول الانتفاضة في لبنان، انقر هنا
actors, institutions, and programs involved in governing them, as well as the bureaucracies and policies adopted in countries of first asylum. By following the journey of displacement, life in countries of first asylum, and the ways of becoming a refugee, this article traces the gendered governance of refugees in the Middle East
Written by: Carmen Geha
Carmen Geha is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration with a specialization in leadership, human resources, and organizational development at the American University of Beirut (AUB).
She is also a scholar, and an activist.
Reforming the electoral law is a crucial step in responding to the demands of the millions of Lebanese protestors. The priority here and now is to form a competent government which can oversee this reform and administer early elections. Elections in Lebanon are very complicated and are maintained through a complex web of clientelism. And yet at any time we have proposed reforms to the system, the political class either refused the reforms entirely or said that they were too complicated to manage. Take something as simple as the pre-printed ballot paper, which Lebanon only introduced in 2018.
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The safety of Coptic persons and property cannot be guaranteed through exclusive reliance on the security state, in part because the social consequences of securitization worsen the conditions that lead to Christian insecurity. While protecting houses of worship and religious events are an important part of a long-term solution, a sustainable strategy demands changes in education, employment practices, and respect for personal status laws that have long been neglected. Addressing the pervasive social, economic, and political discrimination against Copts in Egypt requires strategies that metal detectors, armored vehicles, and guns can’t solve
The Global Compact on Refugees now sets out the parameters for stronger solidarity and responsibility-sharing, based on multi-stakeholder partnerships, inclusive and comprehensive solutions, and stronger emphasis on host community support and engagement as the new way forward.
Within seven weeks of its start on February 22nd, 2019, the people’s revolt (Harak) in Algeria forced the cancelation of the presidential elections scheduled for mid-April and shook the then teetering power equilibrium to its core. The militaro-oligarchic tripod, composed of the Presidency, Military High Command (MHC), Intelligence, and their respective foreign patronage and clientelist networks, which had carefully been crafted over the previous three decades, was dealt a significant blow by a peaceful but determined people’s movement. Yet despite these gains, the movement has been struggling against a three-dimensional counter-revolutionary constellation bent on aborting the potential of the movement and reproducing the system under a new guise
From east Asia to Latin America, northern Europe to the Middle East, there are young people gathering in stairwells, back alleys and basements whose faces display a similar blend of exhilaration and exhaustion
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