Global Vaccine Inequality

By: Areej Shaikh

July 6th, 2021

It has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world, threatening the livelihoods of everyone on earth. Since then, we have witnessed one of the greatest scientific collaborations in history, with almost 20 different COVID-19 vaccines being authorized for use within a very short period of time.

Islamophobia In France

By: Areej Shaikh

June 30, 2021

“As a French Muslim woman, I am exhausted and angry to see once again the policing of my beliefs, my choices, and my body. My country has made me choose between my hijab, and my education, my career, my engagement with sports… as a French citizen I am stripped of my most basic human rights”

Female Genital Mutilation In The Middle East

By: Areej Shaikh

April 15th, 2021

“I will never forget that day...since that day, my personality has changed and I’m depressed. …I’ve lost my love for this world because of what happened at the hands of people I trusted.”

The Plight Of The Sahrawi People: A Forgotten Refugee Crisis

By: Areej Shaikh

February 13th, 2021

The Sahrawi people are one of the oldest refugee groups in the world, having fled their homes in Western Sahara in 1975 amidst a territorial conflict with Morocco and Mauritania. The brutal conflict continues to this day in a stalemate, leaving over 150,000 native Sahrawis in refugee camps in Algeria.

The World Turns Its Back On Palestine

By: Areej Shaikh

January 6th, 2021

On August 13, 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for The United Arab Emirates, Anwar Gargash, announced that the UAE had made deals with the Israeli government in order to normalize relations with Israel, in what will be known as a historic tipping point in Middle Eastern politics.