Biography

Maisam Alahmed is currently interning as a freelance journalist with the Fuller Project for International Reporting in Istanbul, Turkey. In the past, Maisam worked as a researcher for the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies in Boston, Massachusetts and Amman, Jordan. She has also worked as a Junior Program Officer with the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Implementation Support Unit in Geneva, Switzerland. Maisam is from Saudi Arabia. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Middle East Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Landmines are an old weapon that were used heavily in WWII and continue to pose a threat today in many developing countries. In Cambodia, landmines have claimed more than 64,000 casualties since 1979. Humans are not the only casualties. Landmines in the outskirts of Cambodia along the Thai borders claim the lives of wild animals […]

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At age two and a half years old, young Duygu Kayaman of Turkey lost her sight due to a lump behind her visual nerve. Not willing to give up, she began her educational journey at Turkan Sabanci Primary and Vocational School for the Blind and graduated from Haliç University with a degree in psychology. Now […]

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The influence and impact that the fashion industry has on this world is no secret. However, few know the tremendous amount of pollution created by the fashion industry, and even fewer realize its extremely harmful impact on the environment. The industry that dictates the style of this generation is posing a threat to future generations […]

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Founded in 1992, WADI is an Iraqi-German association that launches and supports various programs focused on empowering women in the Middle East. The organization works to fight for women’s human, political, social, and educational rights, and equality. One of their most renowned campaigns is targeting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in …

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Turkey, a rapidly growing economy with a booming tourist industry, now has approximately 77,000 restaurants (230 of those are McDonalds), and wastes almost 325,000 tons of food every year. However, it is not alone—many countries with emerging economies are growing so fast that they are not creating the infrastructure to do so responsibly. With …

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