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Egypt and Harassment 08
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
06 Oct 2014

October 6, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. Beside the "Yellow and Orange" teams, here are three persons from the Blue jackets team. The Blue jackets are in charge of the public awareness of women's rights in the streets.

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Egypt and Harassment 16
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
06 Oct 2014

October 6, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. As another case of harassment is witnessed and reported, a team leader (yellow jacket) is taking charge of the alledged harasser. The rest of the team will stay close by to both protect them and prevent the crowd from interfering.

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Egypt and Harassment 17
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
06 Oct 2014

October 6, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. The volunteers stand around the harasser in a circle. The team leader who is holding him firmly with his arm. The other volunteers are holding hands to prevent anyone from breaking the circle.

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Egypt and Harassment 18
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
06 Oct 2014

October 6, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. Youth in the street are following the volunteers to know what is going to happen to the harasser. They stopped the volunteers several times to ask what happens. When they hear that it is a case of harassment, they do not understand what is wrong and answer "So what?"

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Egypt and Harassment 19
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
06 Oct 2014

October 6, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. While a harasser is being brought to the police station, a team leader has to stop to explain the situation to the youth who are following.

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Egypt and Harassment 20
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
06 Oct 2014

October 6, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. Arrival at the police station to file a report for harassment. A witness has agreed to testify. Young men follow the volunteer crew, asking questions and for some of them, defending the harasser.

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Egypt and Harassment 02
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. A group of teenagers are walking on Talaat Harb square, downtown Cairo. They are taught very young that their role is to keep women in their place. Consequently, harassers may be young boys not older that 12. Harassment is not necessarily physical or violent, but can be verbal or passive, like following a woman in the street for a long time.

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Egypt and Harassment 05
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. To improve public awareness, feminist associations Basma and Dad El Taharosh ("Against Harassment") which organized the patrols, set up a small information booth on the sidewalk. Despite the official announcement by the Egyptian government and president Sissi to act aggressively to stop harassment and protect women, the police ordered the removal of the booth.

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Egypt and Harassment 09
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. A case of street harassment has been detected by one of Basma's team. The volunteers (in blue t-shirts with yellow or orange jackets), still in line formation, are going to carry out a very well prepared group action to arrest the harasser.

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Egypt and Harassment 10
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. Volunteers are holding hands and making a circle around the harasser to prevent the crowd from interfering and the harasser from escaping. This is the first step of their action on the ground. The volunteers will keep the circle formation to walk the harasser to the nearest police station.

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Egypt and Harassment 11
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. The harasser has been taken in charge by the volunteers whoare now taking him to the nearest police station. Challenges are now to prevent the crowd from interfering, the harasser from running away, and to convince the victim to file a case.

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Egypt and Harassment 12
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. The harasser has been brought to a police truck nearby. A new anti sexual harassment law and a call on the Egyptian authorities to ensure its enforcement were made in June 2014. The law defines "sexual harassment" for the first time in Egypt's history. However the police will often try to dissuade women to file a complaint. In a worst case scenario, policemen themselves may abuse women, as reported in May 2015 by the FIDH.

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Egypt and Harassment 13
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. Volunteers of associations Basma and Dad El Taharosh ("Against Harassment") are patrolling in the streets near Talaat Harb square, downtown Cairo. They will do so until late into the night, because that is when there are the most cases of harassment, especially when streets are crowded because of a religious or political event.

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Egypt and Harassment 14
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. A team member of the Blue Jackets, in charge of public awareness, is adressing two young Egyptians. Most of them do not understand the volunteers' action as they do not see harassment as a problem or something bad.

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Egypt and Harassment 15
Cairo
By Vinciane Jacquet
05 Oct 2014

October 5, 2014. Cairo, Egypt. A team of volunteers from the associations Basma and Dad El Taharosh ("Against harassment") is listening to a briefing in the middle of their shift. They will take a break of 15 minutes before they go back patrolling in the streets.

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Clashes Between Iraqi Army Volunteers...
diyala
By haider
24 Sep 2014

September 24, 2014 Diyala, Iraq Photos show the clashes between the Iraqi Army forces, along with volunteers, and ISIS, in the area of Houd Hamrin, northern Baquba in the Diyala province, 55 km northeast of Baghdad.

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The Black Men: European Fighters in U...
By laura.lesevre
24 Jul 2014

European volunteer fighters and far-right activists have travelled to Ukraine to fight along side pro-Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian separatists. They come from France, Sweden, and other parts of Europe. They have different motivations for participating in the conflict, but they all say that they are not paid to fight.

Journalists Fausto Biloslavo and Laura Lesevre travelled to Ukraine and interviewed, among others, Mikael Skillt, a Swedish sniper, with seven years' experience in the Swedish Army and the Swedish National Guard. Mikael is currently fighting with the Azov Battalion, a pro-Ukrainian volunteer armed group in eastern Ukraine. He says there is a bounty of nearly 5,000 euros on his head.

This 11:26 minutes video story includes footage of the Azov Battalion training and fighting against pro-Russia separatists. It also include interviews with an Italian and a Russian volunteer fighter. It also includes an interview with Mikael Skillt, a Swedish sniper.

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative
Algiers, Algeria
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Algerian Food Bank is the largest food bank in the history of Algeria. Initiated by SIDRA Association July 5, 2013, our project has a non-profit aims to collect, manage and share food and to free or almost free of charge to the poorest of effective and sustainable manner. We act at the national level through partner organizations to respond to food emergencies in the most remote areas. Our campaigns involve different sectors of society in a voluntary action and is based on the energy and freshness of Algerian youth to achieve innovative and effective against hunger and malnutrition campaigns.

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Algerian families involved and interact positively with the charitable initiative to help the poor

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Special logo including a special initiative wants to donate

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Volunteers of Algerian Food Bank initiative exchange a conversation.

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

The last recommendations before the start of the actual application of the initiative

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Coordinator of the project is to encourage and motivate volunteers

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Participation of different age groups of children

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Great enthusiasm for the kids, and their active participation and distinctive in the promotion of the initiative

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Childhood innocence mixed with charity work, a picture of kids pick up a souvenir photo by the way

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 02
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

College student volunteering in the joy of the initiative and smiling

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 03
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

A child holds a sign calling for encouraging good deeds and donating to the poor.

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 04
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

A large turnout of visitors to the shop to participate in donating to the poor and put their mark in charitable work.

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 06
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Round youth volunteer initiative to invite people in solidarity with the poor

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 05
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Visible signs of a smile on the young volunteer

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 07
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Happy volunteer efforts and the interaction of people with initiative

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 08
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Volunteers of the Algerian Food Bank initiative pose for a photo holding the slogan Dir El-Khir, which translates as a call for enjoining good.

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 09
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

A father and his two young daughters show support for the Algerian Food Bank campaign initiative.

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Algerian Food Bank Initiative 10
Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

A child shakes hands with the campaign's mascot.

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Algerian Food Bank volunteers hold the slogan Dir El-Khir, which translates as a call for enjoining good.

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Algiers
By Soheyb Hadjab
12 Jul 2014

Volunteers queue to sign up for the Algerian Food Bank campaign.