* Alumnus Ashraf Girgrah researched
the plight of a marginalized caste in Aden
who were called "Al Akhdam", the services
people. The orginal version first appeared in Arabic and was translated into English.
The report discusses the origins of this group, how they were stigmatized and assigned low and demeaning jobs in society. It also compares the plight of the group in Aden during the British rule and successive governments after independence in 1967.
Read the report here.
* Dr. Majid Katme sent an email to Dr. Mohamed Ali AlBar inquiring of a Fatwa in the Muslim world for an infertility case of a wife who is unable, at all, to keep a fertilised egg/pregnancy, after seeing all doctors and specialists in London, UK. The question is, can a wife give a fertilised egg by her husband to a sister of her husband to grow the baby in her womb, or to her sister or to a second wife of the husband?
Read the answer here.
* Atiaf Zaid Al Wazir is an activist, blogger and
citizen journalist based in Sana'a,Yemen.
Since January 2011, she has been documenting the Yemeni revolution on her blog ‘Woman from Yemen’, using commentary, eye witness accounts, videos and photographs. Al-Wazir is also a development professional with more than nine years experience in the Middle East and North Africa, supporting civil society organisations to implement programs related to social justice.
She wrote on "Yemen's 'Muwaladeen': The
Struggle for Equal Citizenship".
Read the blog here.
* "The President's Man and his Revolutionary
Son" is a BBC produced documentary prepared
and presented by Nawal Al Maghafi, a Yemeni
living in the UK.
It tells the story of confrontation in Yemen
between the father the politician and his
revolutionary heart surgeon son. It is the result of the shooting death of the peaceful demonstrators against the deposed Ali Abdulla Saleh.
The documentary narration and dialogue is in
Arabic with English subtitles.
Watch the documentary here.
* Alison Weir is an American author and founder of "if Americans knew" and President for the
"National Interest". She wrote a book entitled "Against our Better Judgment". She acknowledges the fact that American media reports a one sided view point of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. She dug into information of how Israel machine kills
Palestinian people without mercy as long as the
strategy which was reported in Israel by Israeli
academics "to keep death below the level that will trigger world outrage".
She documents how Zionism infiltrated all levels
of American government and walks of life.
Watch her video here.
* "Why as a Muslim woman I don't wear a
headscarf?". This is the title of an article by Lamya Kaddor, a Muslim woman living in Germany and appeared in qantara German website. Lamya
Kaddor was born in 1978 in Ahlen, Westphalia, as
the daughter of Syrian immigrants. As a student
she specialised in Islamic Studies, and went on to
train Islamic teachers of religion at Münster
University. Since the 2003-04 school year she has been involved as a teacher in the 'Islamic Studies in the German Language' project. Her most recent book is "Muslim – Female – German! My Life for an Islam in Keeping with the Times".
Read the article here.
* The blog of Atiaf Al Wazir is a mix of random
rants, academic papers, articles, photos or
reflections related to Yemen. It is basically a diary collection of everything she writes, whether it merits publication or not.
She initially started the "woman from Yemen" blog
as a travel diary in 2008.
She describes herself as a researcher focused on
social movements in Yemen, in particular in
relation to women, workers, and youth; in addition to social justice, political developments and international policy.
"The Birth and Death of Cinema in Aden"
appeared in her blog.