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What Does “Work-Life Balance” Mean if You’re Displaced?

What Does “Work-Life Balance” Mean if You’re Displaced?

Earlier this spring, we had a rejuvenating wellness retreat with our Hopes-Sitti team and movement coach, Shireen Khamees. This and the learnings from our 2020 Impact Report got us talking a lot about keeping our health in-check and managing stress
What Does a Pandemic Mean on World Refugee Day?

What Does a Pandemic Mean on World Refugee Day?

This year, the world will also mark the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention adopted by the United Nations. With the large influx of migration in the aftermath of World War II, this multilateral treaty puts in place a system that outlines the rights of refugees and the legal obligations of State parties to protect them. The 1967 Protocol broadens the parameters removing the geographical and time limits that were part of the original 1951 Convention.
Palestine, Structural Violence, and Sitti.

Palestine, Structural Violence, and Sitti.

We are still reeling from the violence towards the Palestinian people in Sheikh Jarrah, in Gaza and throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Our immediate community in Jerash Refugee Camp is predominantly one of Palestinian refugees who themselves and their families have been forcibly displaced from their homes since as early as 1948. 91% of the refugee population living in Jerash Camp are registered as ex-Gazan refugees. Many of these individuals fear for their families and close friends who are still living in Gaza, as well as other areas across the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

IWD2020 Focus On Her: Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Part 1)

IWD2020 Focus On Her: Baltimore, Maryland, USA (Part 1)

In the spirit of International Women’s Day and as part of the our IWD 2020 Initiative, the "Focus on Her" blog series will share stories and images...
Independence Day and Asylum Seekers in America

Independence Day and Asylum Seekers in America

This 4th of July, we’re paying close attention to the American treatment of asylum-seekers and how it relates to our work here at Sitti.  As a resu...
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