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Life after the Arab Spring – the changing lives of Middle Eastern youth, in an infographic.

(this post was reblogged from explore-blog)
Pro-democracy demonstrations in Bahrain have been met with violent reprisals since the Arab Spring began in 2011, and children have been affected not only by losing family members but often as direct witnesses to the brutality. The US-based NGO Human Rights First recently asked these children to document these experiences through drawings. Above, Maryam, aged 7, describes this scene as her and her sister running to help their uncle, who was shot in the head by Bahraini security forces. The Pearl Monument, where the protests took place, is shown at right in a frown. See this and more images as a slide show on the project’s site as well as Max Fisher’s write-up in The Atlantic.

Pro-democracy demonstrations in Bahrain have been met with violent reprisals since the Arab Spring began in 2011, and children have been affected not only by losing family members but often as direct witnesses to the brutality. The US-based NGO Human Rights First recently asked these children to document these experiences through drawings. Above, Maryam, aged 7, describes this scene as her and her sister running to help their uncle, who was shot in the head by Bahraini security forces. The Pearl Monument, where the protests took place, is shown at right in a frown. See this and more images as a slide show on the project’s site as well as Max Fisher’s write-up in The Atlantic.