Gaza Strip, Palestine.
Awni is a 28-year-old Palestinian from the Gaza Strip (born and raised in Jabalia refugee camp, northern Gaza). In Gaza, Farhat worked with children and youth with a wide range of organizations, including the Palestinian Center for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR) as a project coordinator. For two years, he was also the Products and Endorsements Coordinator of an international Freedom Flotilla project, Gaza’s Ark. Awni lived in Turkey for a year where he worked with Syrian refugees living in Istanbul. Recently he obtained a Master’s degree in Human rights and conflict studies in the Netherlands where he is a resident now.
Quote “I have been physically separated from my home and family in the Gaza Strip for three years. I have to contend with feelings of alienation and physical immobility, as I have pursued higher education beyond the reality of brutal occupation, colonization and walls, whilst simultaneously shouldering a responsibility to stand against the oppression and dehumanization and bring justice for my people.”
Awni is on board Al Awda (The Return). He can be interviewed in English or in Arabic.