North Africa

Most Sex Workers and Smuggled Migrants Aren't Being "Trafficked"

Alison Bass | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Impact
Alison Bass

What's going on in Libya is not trafficking, but a large-scale effort to smuggle migrants into Europe by men who are often greedy and unscrupulous. In the vast majority of cases, they are smuggling these migrants at their own request. A similar confusion with nomenclature applies to the debate over sex trafficking. There's a problem with calling something by the wrong name.

Without Better Public Services, the Middle East and North Africa Will Continue to Suffer

Bessma Momani | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Impact
Bessma Momani

With recurring outbreak of conflict or violence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, focusing on implementing essential services may seem like a secondary concern. Conversely, the low-quality services may be the root of the problem. Poor state performance is exacerbating tensions in society, deepening mistrust and discouraging citizens from engaging with the state. Public institutions that deliver essential social services are not responsive to citizens' needs, leaving citizens to abandon the system and seek alternative means.

One Way to Create Peace in the Middle East

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Karin Kloosterman

I don't know anything about bulls, and bears, candlesticks or hanging men, but as a resident of the Middle East I can testify that green technologies make nations and communities proud to be part of them. Green technologies make places better. Solar projects change people too: they bring jobs, and sweep away pollution. They give security to people without energy security.

Not A Very Happy Ramadan For Arab World

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

CAIRO - From Syria to Libya and Egypt, the uprisings and unrest gripping the Arab world have cast a pall on the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy mont...