We Are Not Numbers challenges stereotypes about Gaza

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We Are Not Numbers gathers a total of 60 volunteer storytellers who write personal stories about life in Gaza.

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Storytelling project We Are Not Numbers aims at rectifying the mainstream perception of Gaza as a place of death and war only. Launched two years ago, the program is under the umbrella of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor.

The 60 volunteer writers involved in the project are using the website as a platform to feature personal stories about life for Palestinians in Gaza.

“Our writers write poetry, short stories, fiction and personal stories to provide the authentic voices and stories of Gaza’s people to the world,” team leader Ahmed al-Naouq told Al Jazeera.

The project also allows young writers in Gaza to connect with more experienced author who can then act as mentors through the program.

“Each day I feel how lucky I am for being a part of this team,” said Doaa Mohaisen, one of the volunteer contributor. “It has turned me into a better person, someone who can serve her people and their just cause.”

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