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Others Have a Right To

#ddx3

The Arab world is going through a crucial phase, where regimes change, public opinion shifts and societies see taboos break. To ensure a healthy and democratic transition, societies have to engage in extensive dialogue and agree on founding ideals. The most crucial aspect of this dialogue is rights and freedoms. Everyone has a view on their own rights and freedoms, which are important to ensure oneself a life of stability, and dignity. This view, however, changes when asked about the rights of the other.

The Arab world is going through a crucial phase, where regimes change, public opinion shifts and societies see taboos break. To ensure a healthy and democratic transition, societies have to engage in extensive dialogue and agree on founding ideals. The most crucial aspect of this dialogue is rights and freedoms. Everyone has a view on their own rights and freedoms, which are important to ensure oneself a life of stability, and dignity. This view, however, changes when asked about the rights of the other. Of course, no one can fully comprehend others’ lives to make sound judgments on their rights and freedoms. If there is no dialogue, and we do not listen to one another, the most powerful will prevail and the rest will be marginalized, leading to more anger and a fractured society.

How do you see the other? What rights does the other deserve in your view? Do our differences bring more diversity to our societies or tear them apart?

In Munathara’s next event, #DDX3, we invite you to complete the sentence,“Others have a right to…” in your own way, whether through an argument, a speech, a poem or spoken word, a song, or a film.

Upload a 99-second or shorter video with your submission. Deadline for submissions is the 9th of January. Voting on videos closes on the 12th of January.

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