Bullying Stops Here!

We’re sad people! Almost all of us!” “Well, the hardest thing you'd face in your entire life is feeling like a stranger. I mean not in a different house or place but in your own country. Today I went down the streets of Gaza and felt exactly like I don't know where I am. It's hard because it's your own city where you've lived and were born in. I always feel like I'm excited to go out there and walk wherever my feet take me but unlike every time I didn't feel any kind of excitement when I was walking. I just wanted to fade between people and run home. Pale and sad faces were all around me, I couldn't help it; it's wherever I go. War didn’t only destroy our homes and streets; it obviously destroyed what was left of us; hearts, minds and almost everything. I'm not acting pessimistic, just saying what I felt!!” Hanaa' Ibrahim from Gaza said. “Going to school became a nightmare...”, “life seems to be a very bad experience to have…” Tamer Shoblaq- Gaza These words, sentences and phrases were the outburst feelings of children after experiencing three fierce assaults. Some of them were injured or dismembered. Others have watched their family members being killed or heard their friends, neighbors and their classmates were murdered during the wars. This turned them into kids of no hope, afraid of the future that usually brings more wars, psychologically unstable, and increased other kids’ potential of violence. Therefore, bullying has been a reflection of what most kids in the Gaza Strip have lived in these hard times. Most difficulty, parents were not able to deal with the psychological problems such as bullying or being victims of it. In consequence,the Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights has launched this Anti-Bullying project as a part of some actions meant to be done in order to help the Gazans and their kids to continue live peacefully by obtaining and maintaining having their rights as humans. And to have a life which guarantees their practice of their own basic rights, a life which can tell that they are still humans!