The Danes and feminism

While I was strolling through the beautiful city of Copenhagen, not only organizations were on my list to interview. I was also interested in how individual people who live in Denmark experience gender (in-)equality in the country. One day I decided to visit the University of Copenhagen in hope of finding someone to talk toContinue reading “The Danes and feminism”

KULU – empowering women in development

I started off my series on Scandinavian feminism by meeting up with Kvindernes U-Landsudvalg (KULU) based in Copenhagen, an organization that is known to be a central contributor to women’s rights in Copenhagen and internationally. Even though the organization was on holiday officially, the Chair woman Janice Førde and secretariat coordinator Ruth Ejdrup Olsen wereContinue reading “KULU – empowering women in development”

Copenhagen – Impressions

Before I went to Copenhagen, I expected my visit to be rather underwhelming: My google-search made me feel like the city was comparable to any big European city. When I actually arrived here, I was on the contrary, verysurprised. I must admit that Copenhagen took my heart by storm. My prior expectations did come trueContinue reading “Copenhagen – Impressions”

Feminism – the Scandinavian story

Hey guys! It is summertime again and for me it’s time to continue exploring feminism in a new corner of the world. And my second stop is – Scandinavia! Starting from next week, I will go on a road trip through Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This means a lot of travelling but also new posts,Continue reading “Feminism – the Scandinavian story”

Couscous – in conversation with a Moroccan cook

We have reached december. Four months have passed since my beautiful time in Morocco, and a lot has happened in the meantime. With a lot I mean studies, exams, and again studies. Right after coming back to the Netherlands, uni-life hit me hard in the face and brought me back to reality of sitting behindContinue reading “Couscous – in conversation with a Moroccan cook”

Walaa and Aiko – let’s talk about Moroccan relationships

We have reached the end of our journey in Morocco. It’s been almost six weeks since I left Germany, but it feels like I know this country much more than my short time here would let you expect. Our last stop is Essaouira, a small town at the coast of Morocco. At first I thoughtContinue reading “Walaa and Aiko – let’s talk about Moroccan relationships”

Alae – trying to fight society’s fear

If I’m not travelling around Morocco on the weekends, I am mostly sitting in cafés with my two dutch friends. We are all three participating in the Nour Project: a project that is focused on bridging the gap between the Arab and the Western world. And my way of doing that is through this blog:Continue reading “Alae – trying to fight society’s fear”

Fatima Moradi – working out modern mindsets

This interview is a bit different than other ones. This time, we will shed light on the topic of gender inequality in Morocco in a different way – from the perspective of sports. Meet Miss Fatima Moradi and her husband: a Moroccan couple that has recently opened up their own gym. I meet them inContinue reading “Fatima Moradi – working out modern mindsets”

Mehdi – medical student with an open mind

Today I met up with an interesting young man – Mehdi, a medical student at the University of Fés. He is currently in his 6th year, as he tells me, at the end of his studies. I first met Mehdi in a café that I go to very often: Café La Terrasse, my and myContinue reading “Mehdi – medical student with an open mind”

Assia Chergui – and her fight for the vulnerable ones

Today marked the day of meeting a very inspirational and strong woman with a passion that touched my heart. Meet Assia, president of three self-made NGOs, fighter for the rights of the vulnerable in Morocco. ME: Hello Assia, it’s a pleasure to meet you! Can you tell me something about yourself and your work? ASSIA: Yes ofContinue reading “Assia Chergui – and her fight for the vulnerable ones”