Hirak : the Algerian Spring

At the end of February, Algeria experienced a wave of demonstrations led by the people. This series of protests echoed the anniversary of the Hirak which referred to sporadic demonstrations that happened each Friday since February 2019 in Algeria. Meaning “movement” in Arabic, the Hirak marked the History of Algeria and other Arabic countries such […]


A setback for women in Turkey

On March 19th, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention. On the next day, the streets were  filled with demonstrators all over the country. This news caused – in addition to worry amongst Turkish women – a tsunami in the international political sphere. What is the Istanbul Convention about […]