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29 Nov

Lamia’s story

Lamia, 43, Palestinian-Syrian Married, Mother of four Lives Shatila Refugee Camp, Beirut, Lebanon   ” Being a refugee has left me feeling defeated in a fight that I have never had a chance to win. ”   My name is Lamia. I am a 43 years old Palestinian-Syrian.   I studied until the seventh grade. […]

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29 Nov

Um Ameer’s story

Um Ameer, 28, Syrian Mother of one son, Unemployed Living in Beirut, Lebanon   ” I felt like I was not a wife, but a maid. My family did not support me or stand by me because they thought it was normal to be treated like this. I felt alone in all my struggles.   […]

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2 Nov

Interview with Dr. Lina Haddad Kreidie

Advisor at the Technical Committee of Intisar Foundation   “We at Intisar Foundation urge the world to know that Arab women are no longer to be seen as mere victims but shall be empowered to become change makers who help develop their communities and create a more sustainable Peace environment in their countries.”   How […]

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1 Nov

Amal’s story

Amal, 39, Palestinian Married, Mother of four Lives in Shatila Camp, Beirut, Lebanon   “I used to believe that a woman’s place was in the home, to mop and clean, because my family raised me with the mentality that women could not do this or that. Everything was forbidden.   My husband had surgery a […]

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1 Nov

Afamia’s story

  Afamia, in her 40s, Syrian Married Arabic and the Quran teacher Lives in Tripoli, Lebanon   “While I was growing up, due to the backwards mentality in Aleppo (Syria), many people believed that studying was not a good option for girls, hence I was removed from school after 9th grade.   After the Intisar […]

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7 Sep

Interview with H.E. Christian Nakhlé

Board Member, Intisar Foundation   “There is the need to act and not just condemn”   H.E. Christian Nakhlé is an Ambassador (on leave) and the Chairman of Suez & Levant Consultancy.   “Intisar Foundation has greatly contributed to improving the self-esteem of those women who now feel safe in an environment that improves their […]

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6 Sep

Interview with Marianne Kafena

Board Member, Intisar Foundation   Marianne Kafena is a Partner at Harbottle & Lewis LLP.   “Every woman who can find healing through drama therapy can also share that new voice within her family and in her wider community. Empowering women in this way makes each a true agent for healing change in a region […]

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5 Sep

Ayyat’s story

  “We had to flee to Lebanon to preserve our lives”   Ayyat, 30 Palestinian-Syrian refugee Married,  mother of 5 Unemployed Lives in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon   “The smallest things used to make me angry, often to the point that I behaved very negatively. For example, I would often hit my children when […]

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5 Sep

Interview with Dr. Nora Berra

Interview with HE Nora Berra, French physician, formerly elected at the European Parliament (2009-2014), former French Minister for Seniors (2009-2010) and former French Minister for Health (2010-2012).     “Art and drama therapy approaches are not widely used in Arab countries, and therefore we need to honor and congratulate Intisar Foundation for having invested in […]

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4 Sep

Rajaa’s story

“I used to spend most of my time crying”   Rajaa, 50 Lebanese Divorced Single caretaker of a son with mental health issues Unemployed Lives in Beirut, Lebanon   “When my friends first advised me to join the Intisar Foundation drama therapy programme, they knew I had reached a state of helplessness. I was so exhausted mentally […]

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