Once upon a time, my city Hoon that is located in the middle of Libya was the safest place for a pregnant woman because of its good hospital that was working 24 hours a day. They were ready for any expected and unexpected cases but nowadays everything has been changed hidden hands have closed the […]

Eid Mubarak
June 26, 2017

Ramadan, the holy month has ended and here we are now celebrating Eid. I would like to wish all Muslims around the globe, Eid Mubarak. Today Muslims gather together to celebrate the end of Ramadan in a cheerful and loving atmosphere. They hold nothing but love for each other. In the last day of Ramadan […]


from Malak’s blog “Who is Malak” I am a 23 year old chemical engineering graduate. Class of 2016. Spontaneous. Dreamer. Blogger. MOOC’s addict. English teacher. Books lover. Space camper. MEPI 2015 alumni. I want so many things. Does that make me selfish? I currently work as an English teacher. I have been teaching for about three […]

Stories are told by survivors
January 30, 2017

“Stories are told by survivors” — Neil Gaiman As women in an area of conflict, sharing our stories is more important than it ever was. Because somewhere out there, someone needs that story. Someone with that story will be a complete different person. That story may give them hope, or comfort, or the sheer sensation of not […]


<img class=”progressiveMedia-noscript js-progressiveMedia-inner” src=”https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*dKPkGymLzrXxIwD3RbJ5GQ.png”> Project silphium recently published the “stories of violence” tool on our website to collect different stories around Libya from anonymous sources. The tool wasn’t created to go after anyone or report groups but just to open the discussion about different incidents happening all over the country that rarely get any attention. […]

العديد من منظمات المجتمع المدني تواجه بعد حين إنجرافا إستراتيجيا، وهذا يعني أنها تركز ضمن نطاق واسع على قضية واحدة و تنسى أن هناك سياقا و بيئة متغيرة، مجتمعا يتطور، و إحتياجات تنبع من هذا التغيير. و في ذات السياق، تميل بعض المنظمات الأخرى إلى مسايرة التيار و تركز على تنويع أنشطتها بعد أن يتم […]

Guest Post : College Life in Libya
October 3, 2016

You can bomb a building. You can bomb a city. You can even bomb a country. But the one thing you can’t just bomb out is the intriguing passion of education seekers of a nation.      I started my second semester at the Pharmacy faculty on the second day of April. It was a sunlit […]

“You, as a woman, are capable of being an entrepreneur and starting your own business.” That is something you would probably almost never hear said in Libya and in most Middle Eastern countries, due to a mix of factors including but obviously not limited to social, cultural, religious and historical reasons. Despite this domestic wide-spread […]

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