The Invisible Rise Of The Phoenix

By Reem Gaafar With recent developments in technology and knowledge sharing, many once-unavailable skills and professions have now become open and accessible to everyone; one of which is filmmaking. All over the world normal people with growingly cheaper and more basic cameras, and armed with a few YouTube tutorials and a supportive network, are making […]

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The Never Ending Search For Home

By Reem Gaafar Man is a creature on the move. Forever, people have been carrying their homes on their backs and traveling wherever life is safe, prosperous and peaceful. They follow the rains and the rivers, away from predators and drought and war. Before such a thing as borders was invented, there was no limit […]

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30 Sudanese Women You Should Know

By Reem Gaafar For centuries Sudanese women have been pushing the boundaries of the patriarchal society, excelling in fields almost always dominated by men despite the difficulties they face. We searched for the women making an impact today both nationally and internationally, in all different fields: health, environment, women’s rights, arts, filmmaking, political and social activism, engineering, literature and […]

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Facebook Users Beware!

By Reem Gaafar On Friday, the 25th of March, 2016, a picture of 6 Sudanese women went viral, after the picture was posted on the exiled religious leader Uosif Ali Taha Alkouda’s Facebook page, which he in turn had shared from a shady, previously largely ignored page called ‘Sudanese Women Against Hijab’. The picture was […]

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Be My Family: The Case For Adoption In Sudan

By Reem Gaafar The importance of family cannot be overrated in any way, any context, any country or under any pretense. It’s one of those things that are taken for granted by many. A while ago, a picture on Humans of New York featured a man who spoke about his and his wife’s discussion about […]

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Women in Sudan

By Reem Gaafar Sudan has a long history of women in leading positions in the political as well as social arena. Ancient history speaks of queens reigning over kingdoms past, such as Nubia and Kush. Modern history celebrates the likes of Alazza Mohamed Abdallah, the first woman to lead a political rally in its modern […]

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FGM: The Elephant In The Room

By Reem Gaafar Female Genital Mutilation is one those terrifying realities that is still practiced openly today, mainly in Africa and parts of Asia, although globalization and massive migration has carried the practice to parts of Europe, Australia and the Americas. Its  right up there with child brides and burying female children on the long […]

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Who’s The Fairest Of Them All?

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By Reem Gaafar Sudan is a melting pot of different nations, cultures and religions. There is no one ‘type’ of Sudanese, and no one can claim that the land belongs to them. Over the generations, there have been Nilotic Africans, Arabs, Turks, Moroccans, Egyptians, Greek, Coptic and others, so that Sudanese people today are a […]

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The Necklace

Article written by Ibtihal Ahmed. I missed my flight because of my golden necklace. I suddenly rose like a school girl who missed the bus to school. My neck felt light; I was accustomed to the heavy necklace which I took off because it was heavy on the façade of my soul. The prayer room […]

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