Raven Rakia

  • Refugees in Kenya Are Being Forced Back to War-Torn Somalia

    Meet Ifran. Last November, her life changed when police started bullying her into bribes, accusing her of being a terrorist, and threatening her with deportation.

  • Transported to Camp Arbat: the Invisible Scars of Syrian Teens

    For the first time, I was intimidated by the presence of a 13-year-old. Before I asked my first question, she beat me to it: "Where do you live?" Her response would've been the same regardless of my answer. It was a setup for her next question: "Can...

  • Sudan Revolts: Internet Blackouts and Dead Protesters on the Streets

    Sudan is literally on fire. The past five days in Sudan were filled with blocked roads, gas stations on fire, and live ammunition at the funerals of dead protesters, and there have been multiple reports of live ammunition and heavy tear gas in multiple...

  • Women Are on Strike Against Rape Culture in India

    On Wednesday, my roommate told me women were on strike, and when I asked her which industry, she said, “No, just women. I called in sick… They asked me what I had, and I said I was sick of rape culture.” Women in India changed their Facebook photos to...