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    Mapping Memories of Resistance: The Untold Story of the Occupation of the Golan Heights

Mapping Memories of Resistance: The Untold Story of the Occupation of the Golan Heights

by Muna Dajani

On the morning of 30 October 2018, the Jawlanis (Syrian residents of the occupied Golan Heights) carried out a significant act of protest, with hundreds blocking polling stations against yet another Israeli attempt to normalise its occupation/annexation of the area by pushing for a ‘democratic’ local council election. Since 1967, the Jawlanis (mostly Druze Arabs), have refused […]

Turkey’s Policies toward the Kurds in the Middle East

by Veysi Dag

Donald Trump’s sudden decision to withdraw American troops from northern Syria in December 2018 hit Turkish, Kurdish and international media headlines and continues to dominate the public and political agenda due to the ongoing threat of the Islamic State (IS), continuing Iranian activities against Israel and the threat of a Turkish crackdown on the Kurds. Influential American […]

March 6th, 2019|Syria, Turkey|0 Comments|
  • Permalink A Syrian refugee comforts his child in front of their tent in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, 2013. Source: Nader Daoud, FlickrGallery

    The Missing Masculinity in the Discourse of International Humanitarian Aid to Displaced Syrian Refugees

The Missing Masculinity in the Discourse of International Humanitarian Aid to Displaced Syrian Refugees

by Aitemad Muhanna-Matar

Since the early 1990s, the concept of masculinity has been given more attention by the international humanitarian community, in response to the increasing vulnerability and victimisation of men by war, militarised conflict and displacement in different parts of the world. Yet, the resulting marginalised and victimised masculinities caused by war and displacement are still presented in the […]

Connecting Conflict-Related Displacement with WPS

by Zeynep Kaya

The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has great transformative potential, and puts the gendered impacts of conflict at the centre of discussions and actions on conflict. It calls for including women affected by, or part of, conflicts in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution processes, ensuring the protection of their rights and provisions for their specific needs. Despite this, […]

  • Permalink Syrian refugees queue to be registered on the outskirts of the Lebanese town of Arsal. Source: UNHCR/M. Hofer/November 2013Gallery

    Protracted Conflicts and Public Health: Re-thinking Geographies of Health Care Provision in the Middle East

Protracted Conflicts and Public Health: Re-thinking Geographies of Health Care Provision in the Middle East

by Yasmine Kherfi

While conflicts across the Middle East gain a lot of media traction, their broader implications on the future of health care provision across the region tend to be overlooked. Medical neutrality, fundamental to sustaining global health and humanitarian efforts, is increasingly being undermined in armed conflicts. In countries like Yemen and Syria, alongside the high human toll […]

November 30th, 2018|Featured, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria|0 Comments|

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