Posts tagged TED

Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls

Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She celebrates the power of a family’s decision to believe in their daughters — and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats. (Filmed at TEDxWomen)

In Libya, Zahra’ Langhi was part of the “days of rage” movement that helped topple the dictator Qaddafi. But — then what? In their first elections, Libyans tried an innovative slate of candidates, the “zipper ballot,” that ensured equal representation from men and women of both sides. Yet the same gridlocked politics of dominance and exclusion won out. What Libya needs now, Langhi suggests, is collaboration, not competition; compassion, not rage.

Zahra’ Langhi is a gender specialist, civil society strategist, political activist advocating for peace, human rights and women’s leadership, scholar, and researcher in the field of Middle Eastern history, metaphysics, mysticism, and female spirituality in comparative religions.

TEDxSanaa was the first TEDx event in Yemen. It aims at exposing the talent, creativity, and ingenuity of Yemenis. The event brought the brightest, the most creative, and most influential Yemenis together to inspire and remind the world of the potential that Yemen has to be a good world citizen. It comes in a very critical time when Yemen, which is one of the Arab Spring countries, entered a transitional phase towards becoming a democratic, modern state. The Slogan of TEDxSanaa 2012 is “Inspiring Hope” and took place on Dec, 31st 2012.
Original Content by TEDxSanaa with some editing by ihya

TEDxSanaa was the first TEDx event in Yemen. It aims at exposing the talent, creativity, and ingenuity of Yemenis. The event brought the brightest, the most creative, and most influential Yemenis together to inspire and remind the world of the potential that Yemen has to be a good world citizen. It comes in a very critical time when Yemen, which is one of the Arab Spring countries, entered a transitional phase towards becoming a democratic, modern state. The Slogan of TEDxSanaa 2012 is “Inspiring Hope” and took place on Dec, 31st 2012.

Original Content by TEDxSanaa with some editing by ihya

Watch the talks from Saturday’s unique Middle East TEDx event that took place simultaneously in Bethlehem, Beirut and Amman.
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Watch the talks from Saturday’s unique Middle East TEDx event that took place simultaneously in Bethlehem, Beirut and Amman.

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Palestine Stories is an initiative to bring inspiring stories of Palestine to the world and the Palestinian diaspora of 5 million spread around the world. This initiative was initiated through TEDxRamallah and grew beyond the event calling for a more sustainable umbrella that will assure that these stories and inspirations will live on beyond the TEDxRamallah event on 16 April 2011. All Palestine Stories to date are now featured through the TEDxRamallah website. Those are also featured on PalestineStories.com

Palestine Stories is an initiative to bring inspiring stories of Palestine to the world and the Palestinian diaspora of 5 million spread around the world. This initiative was initiated through TEDxRamallah and grew beyond the event calling for a more sustainable umbrella that will assure that these stories and inspirations will live on beyond the TEDxRamallah event on 16 April 2011. All Palestine Stories to date are now featured through the TEDxRamallah website. Those are also featured on PalestineStories.com

TEDxRamallah is happening on 16 April 2011 in Ramallah and Beirut
TEDxRamallah is no normal TEDx

TEDxRamallah is happening on 16 April 2011 in Ramallah and Beirut

TEDxRamallah is no normal TEDx