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[23 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]
Kuwaiti Blogger Highlights Middle East Art Scene

We interviewed Mashaael Basheer, Kuwaiti Journalist and Art Blogger about her perspectives and experiences working in media, and her support of artists and art movements in the Middle East and around the world.
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Can you share with us a little about your personal background, and what inspired you to pursue a career as a journalist and art blogger?
My name is Mashaael Basheer, 27 from Kuwait. I hold a Master’s degree in Modern Communication and Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication & Journalism and currently work as Editor at the Kuwait News Agency …

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[18 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Butterfly without Fins, A Novel from Palestine

We interviewed Palestinian writer Dima Saleh about the inspiration for her novel Butterfly without Fins. Her answers are below.

Why did you decide to start writing?
Writing for me is not a decision I made, but more of a necessary act, like when someone feels like there is something inside them that they need to get out – I would compare it to giving birth! I started writing poetry when I was an adolescent, but I didn’t have the courage to show it to anyone at that time. In 2007 after I …

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[17 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Microfinance Creates Healthy Foundations for Women

Meghan Johnson
Cartagena, Colombia
“The goal is to create opportunity and agency for the residents of one of the poorest cities in Colombia, and they’ve made enormous differences for thousands of families – 7,000 so far, in fact.”
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“What does it mean to you to have a floor?”
I stared blankly.  Floor?  Well, you can’t have a house without a floor.  Linoleum?  Hardwood?  Tile?  What the heck does she mean, what does it mean?
Isabela continued in Spanish.  ”I asked the women, what does it mean to you to now have a floor in your …

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[16 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ntankah Village Women Work Tirelessly for Change in Cameroon

Theresa Fonjia Morfaw
Ntankah, Cameroon
The work of the Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group has been recognized nationally and internationally with numerous awards, including the Red Ribbon Award, the Cordaid Award, The Guardian’s post award, and the Watchdog Award as NGO of the Year. The Coordinator of Ntankah was also recognized with an award by YWCA in Kenya as one of 14 women leading change around the world.
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The Ntankah Village Women Common Initiative Group is a grassroots women’s self-help group incorporated in Cameroon under the law on cooperatives and common initiative …