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Hikayetna: Storytelling from Syria

By Sulaiman Osman Hikayetna, meaning ‘our story’ in Arabic, is a new art project that brings people together to talk about the human side of Syrian society. For decades, freedom of expression has been absent from our society, but with our words and our stories we can become united, and feel our humanity, to turn fear […]

Gendering the ‘Refugee Crisis’ Conference Sessions

Following the conference held on December 11, 2015, in collaboration with the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance at the Open University, CTDC has made sessions from the conference available to the public via its YouTube Channel. The videos can be used as open source references, and as educational material accessible to those interested in the topic. […]

Behind Concrete Walls: On Remand in Amman

Women’s Personal Narratives of Remand Prisons in Jordan  By Anonymous ‘You have had the chance to see it from the inside, journalists and researchers would kill for such an opportunity,’ a colleague told me after having spent a night in a women’s remand prison in Amman, the capital of Jordan. I recognised my privileged research […]

Al Rafah Social Care in Palestine

Ageism is a real problem in all societies, as the elderly and senior citizens often face economic and social marginalisation. The manifestations of this form of discriminations differ across societies, as in some societies respect for the elderly is engraved in their cultural codes. In others, the elderly are deemed as old fashioned and their […]

Gendering the ‘Refugee Crisis’ Conference

In collaboration with the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance at the Open University, CTDC has organised a half-day conference, on December 11, 2015. The conference offered a pressing critical reflection on the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ in Europe. In light of recent heated debates and widespread coverage of Europe’s border controls and the flow of […]