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Scarred Childhoods of the Kashmir Conflict

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Scarred Childhoods of the Kashmir Conflict

By Ifat Gazia

“I want children of the future to have memories different than my own - so that when they remember the sunshine, it is not in the pain of loss, in the heat of flames,” write Ifat Gazia in her first piece for Weave News. Gazia has lived through the daily reality of militarization in Kashmir, where the impact on ordinary people is tremendously underreported. Join her on this journey of memory, anger, and hope.

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Will Costa Rica Be the Next Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage?

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Will Costa Rica Be the Next Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage?

By Torri Lonergan

The issue of marriage equality, set within a larger struggle over LGBTIQ rights, has become a central element of Costa Rica’s ongoing political debate during the country’s 2018 presidential election campaign. In her first post for our Weaving the Streets series, Torri Lonergan reports on how the potential legalization of same-sex marriage is sharpening the fault lines between progressive Costa Ricans and those who hold more more conservative Catholic and evangelical views.

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Silent Voice from Holot: Episodes 16-17 (Video)

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Silent Voice from Holot: Episodes 16-17 (Video)

By Osman Mohamed Ali

In the latest installments of the Silent Voice from Holot video series, Ali describes the process through which asylum seekers are summoned to and eventually released from the Holot detention facility. In Episode 17 he narrates his own final day in Holot and explains the cyclical process through which released detainees are replaced with others.

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episode 15 (Video)

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episode 15 (Video)

By Osman Mohamed Ali

In the latest installment of the Silent Voice From Holot video series, our host Ali gives us an inside look at how the more than 3,000 asylum-seekers being held in the Holot detention facility keep their spirits up through athletic, educational, and other everyday activities.
Enjoy!

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episodes 12-14 (Video)

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episodes 12-14 (Video)

By Osman Mohamed Ali

In the latest installments of the Silent Voice From Holot video series, Ali provides more highlights from recent musical performances in Holot and also introduces us to more human rights activists who have been visiting the facility in recent days.

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episodes 10-11 (Video)

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episodes 10-11 (Video)

By John Collins

In the 10th and 11th installments of the Silent Voice From Holot series, Ali introduces us to some of the people who come to visit the Holot detention facility to express their solidarity with the asylum-seekers being held there. Episode 10 features human rights workers, while Episode 11 features a special performance by Dream Boys, a musical group that was created in Holot.

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From Darfur to Holot: My Story

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From Darfur to Holot: My Story

By Osman Mohamed Ali

This post is part of our project, Holot: Crossroads of Global Violence.

I am one of the victims and survivors of the Darfur genocide in Sudan.

I was born in a small village around Zalingei in Western Darfur. Growing up in Sudan, education has always been something that helped me to overcome obstacles in my life, but obstacles have now arisen that stop me from even obtaining an education. My primary school was far from my village, and it took me more than two hours to get to school on foot every day. Despite all the difficulties and instances of interruption, I have never lost faith in the power of education.

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episodes 6-7 (Video)

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episodes 6-7 (Video)

By John Collins

In the 6th and 7th episodes of the Silent Voice From Holot series, Ali explains the process of how asylum seekers are summoned to Holot and gives us additional information about the regulations of the Holot detention center.

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episodes 1-3 (Video)

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Silent Voice From Holot: Episodes 1-3 (Video)

By John Collins

Silent Voice From Holot is a citizen journalism project featuring short videos made by asylum-seekers being held in the Holot detention facility in Israel. All videos will be featured here on the Weave News website, on our YouTube channel, and on the Silent Voice From Holot website. In this post we feature the first three episodes of the series. Ali, an asylum-seeker from Darfur (Sudan) and Weave News contributor, introduces us to the detention facility and the reasons why the asylum-seekers have found themselves living there.

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