Profiles

From Ramallah to Chatelet

When Ramadan Khattab left Ramallah for Paris in 1999, it was his first trip to Europe. The Palestinian's English was better than his French, though he'd spent only four years in school and learned no English there. He'd crossed borders before, usually to Jordan or to...

Educating about the risks of emigration: an initiative from Senegal

While almost every week European and African media have to announce the death of immigrants from the coast of Western Africa in their attempt to reach the shores of the Canary Islands, an initiative from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Dakar could bring hope to see...

Going out of your way to help your friends: Aireale Rodgers and the New American Initiative

Q: How did you get involved in the New American Initiative? Aireale Rodgers: I started in high school about three years ago. I'm from Chicago from the southeast side, but I went to high school on the southwest side. A lot of the people who attended this high school...

“I have to do this.” Moroccan to have hymen resewn

A 19-year-old Moroccan student in Paris, who asked to be called Amel, plans to have her hymen resewn before returning home this summer to marry a man who, according to local custom, expects her to be a virgin. This is her story, as told on the condition her identity...

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