Bridging the cultural gaps through Music and Dance. An Initiative led by the Youth to the young people of Türkiye

“Whenever we share our music, we share our emotions, our fears, and the challenges that bring us together”  RET Youth Orchestra and Choir member. Trained in leadership and communications, RET empowered eleven young participants coming from Belize, Ecuador/Colombia, Venezuela, Burundi, Chad, Kenya/Somalia, Lebanon, Syria and Türkiye founding the RET Youth Ambassadors Group. The first meetingContinue reading “Bridging the cultural gaps through Music and Dance. An Initiative led by the Youth to the young people of Türkiye”

Let’s Talk about Gender-Based Violence

As 2016 draws to an end, and as we recently celebrated the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we are reminded that gender-based violence is sadly still prevalent across almost all societies around the world. Tragically, in fragile contexts such as within displaced communities, it is usually greatly accentuated. Understanding the complexity of gender-basedContinue reading “Let’s Talk about Gender-Based Violence”

Trauma Dolls – Reconciliation Through Therapeutic Self-Expression

A new practice implemented by RET International in Mardin, Türkiye, is aimed at relieving trauma, while stimulating personal expression. In the room, we can hear the voices of the violence, the fear and the pain in every sound. The dolls are on the wall, hung from the ceiling with ropes, tied to a ladder, placedContinue reading “Trauma Dolls – Reconciliation Through Therapeutic Self-Expression”