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The First Self-Defense Studio in the Middle East that Teaches Women to Fight Back

Women in the Middle East have always been conditioned to believe that they have to be the victims of violence and abuse – but not anymore. That’s because SheFighter, an exclusively female martial arts studio in Jordan, is the first Middle Eastern organization that teaches women how to defend themselves.

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Jewish Nurse Breastfeeds Palestinian Baby While Mother is Hospitalized

This Jewish nurse wasn’t about to let religion get in the way of a baby boy’s livelihood. The baby’s mother was injured in a head-on car collision in Jerusalem on Friday, while the father was killed instantly. The boy, Yaman Abu Ramila, was then taken to the hospital by paramedics

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Nature Conservation Becomes Bridge to Peace in the Middle East

Loss of biodiversity is a major challenge in today’s world, as is the quest for peace in the Middle East. But these scientists believe the efforts to conserve natural resources present opportunities to find common ground between former foes, building trust and renewed hope for peace. “Nature can build bridges between nations,”

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Nature Conservation Becomes Bridge to Peace in the Middle East

Loss of biodiversity is a major challenge in today’s world, as is the quest for peace in the Middle East. But these scientists believe the efforts to conserve natural resources present opportunities to find common ground between former foes, building trust and renewed hope for peace. “Nature can build bridges between nations,”

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IKEA to Start Selling Homemade Textiles by Refugees

The beloved Swedish furniture company plans to start selling textiles made by refugees, providing over 200 jobs for displaced individuals by 2019. The workers will mostly be Syrian refugee women currently sheltered in Jordan. IKEA is working with local women’s organizations to ensure flexible working hours to accommodate employees supporting

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Women Who Escaped ISIS Slavery Create Trained Battalion to Fight Back, Rescue Others

After two years of their people being hunted and displaced by the black-clad soldiers of ISIS, these women will not tolerate it any long. A team of over 100 escaped Yazidi female slaves – and 500 more in training – have created a military unit known as ‘The Force of the

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With ISIS Gone, Kurdish Lady Promises to Only Wear Red the Rest of Her Life

As the “Islamic State” known as ISIS retreats, there has been a steady advance of bright colors on the streets of Syrian cities and towns. Women are celebrating liberation from the terrorists by donning brilliant hues, as a symbolic celebration of their freedom — and one woman even says she

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