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Ahwaa

An open space to debate LGBTQ-related issues in the Middle East

Project URL: ahwaa.org
Project Twitter: @AhwaaOrg

Organisations Involved Ahwaa ahwaa.org
MidEast Youth http://www.mideastyouth.com/ (@MideastYouth)

  • Community Engagement
  • Social Exclusion
  • Internet
  • Open Source
  • Social Software

Ahwaa.org is a bilingual tool for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people in the Middle East.  It uses gaming principles to facilitate safe, high-quality interactions between a community that is typically censored and frequently threatened in a culture with some of the world's most rigid gender norms.

Ahwaa ("passions" in Arabic) is one of the projects of the Mideast Youth organization - an indigenous, grassroots digital network harnessing the new media to fuel a movement against oppression in the Middle East and North Africa.

Last updated: 27th of May, 2014

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