Unemployment is a significant issue in Jordan, with the Department of Statistics reporting an unemployment rate of 24.7% in the fourth quarter of 2021. Youth unemployment, in particular, was even higher, reaching 47.3% for individuals aged 15 to 24.
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On this episode of Human Rights Chat, New Tactics staff interview advocates for prison reform in the US state of Michigan. These individuals and organizations are fighting to put an end to the practice of solitary confinement in their state.
In 2014, ISIS launched deadly attacks against the Yazidi people in northern Iraq. Thousands were killed, exiled, or forced into slavery.
Solitary confinement is an overused practice around the world.
COVID era mandates to combat the virus were especially hard on marginalized communities. The situation was particularly difficult for those living in refugee encampments. The Diyarouna Foundation felt a responsibility to support vulnerable children during this time. Diyarouna launched an initiative called "Our Stories Knocking" in the Burj al-Shamali camp in Lebanon. The campaign aimed to share captivating content children could access from the comfort of their homes.
In this episode of Human Rights Chat, New Tactics interviews Freshta Karim, the founder and executive director of the Charmaghz mobile library in Afghanistan. Charmaghz provides space for children to play, learn, and envision a new future for their country. Scroll down to listen to the podcast and read the interview!
Hostility towards outsiders is often a reaction to fear.
On a snowy day in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2018, a refurbished public bus made its first outing as the Charmaghz mobile library, providing access to books to children living in conflict. Charmaghz now has 16 mobile libraries operating in Afghanistan.