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Social issues around the world

Gender equality. Religion. Cultural differences. Parindah was built on the belief that every country is equally special and worth exploring. Follow me on a journey around the world, highlighting different social issues in different places.

my story

Welcome to Parindah

My name is Saira and I started this page inspired by my own life. My life is multi-cultural: My parents are Pakistani, I was born and raised in Germany, and I am currently living in the Netherlands.

The contact to many cultures has always dominated my life. Through Parindah, I aim to discover even more new cultures and combine my journey with social topics that I am interested in. So what’s on the menu? Until now, gender equality in Morocco and in Northern Europe, and my trip to Japan.

Discover Northern Europe and Morocco

Discover gender equality from a Moroccan point of view as well as in Scandinavia. What are similarities, what are differences? Told to you through personal interviews and interesting reviews.

JAPAN

My trips to Osaka, Kyoto and Nara

In this post I want to share my short, but lovely experience of Japan with you. Japan has always been a country that I saw as the definition of mystery and cultural richness. After living there for a month, I can confirm this feeling. Click here to read more

My tips on language, travel and food in Japan

Before I went to the country of Sakura and green tea, I did not know much about it. I was met with a lot of unexpected things, from language problems to getting lost in supermarkets. Click here to read more

MOROCCO

Relationships in Morocco: new norms clashing old ones

Boyfriends vs. arranged marriages, Morocco is a country where new trends clash with old traditions. Walaa has told me about her experience with clashing norms in the country. ‘I choose to live in Rabat because it’s difficult to live open-minded in small villages. But even in the cities, guys can be very old-fashioned.Click here for Walaa’s and other Moroccan’s stories on feminism

SWEDEN

THE 2019 Gay Pride

The Stockholm Pride is a colorful celebration of love of every gender, race and age. I came here with almost no knowledge about the Pride, and I took a lot with me from my week spent here – interviews with activists, dancing at Pride Park and marching with the Pride Parade. Click here to read my full experience at the Stockholm Pride

DENMARK

Far ahead in equality, but dangers still remain

For people like Jerry, a Danish IT-worker, feminism is not a big topic. For foreigners like Diamond on the other hand, who is an international student from South-Sudan, Denmark seems like a safe haven compared to her home. Danish girls Ida and Laura think Denmark is doing well with feminism, but there is still more work to do to ensure the safety of women. ‘I find it difficult to deal with the risk of being raped as a woman.’ Click here to read their full stories

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