Jehane Jaabouti :: Author

At the crossroad of France and Morocco, I was born and raised in France. However, I currently live in Montreal, where I am attending my Master’s degree in International Studies, specialized in international law at the University of Montreal. Always pushed by a real interest in people, moved by the curiosity to discover countries, cultures and languages, I define myself as a world citizen, involved in a growing global civil society, in order to find global solutions to global issues. I am intimately convinced communication between people, while physical as well as mental walls are raised around the world, is essential. That is the raison d’être of People of Change.

Member of People of Change since March 2013.

Jehane Jaabouti's entries:

Once upon a time…

“Once upon a time…” These words spontaneously evoke our childhood. We listened attentively to these stories, sometimes even falling asleep quietly, that deeply shaped our perception of the world and our interpretation of social norms, affecting the way we imagined new worlds and adventures. Though in most societies the written tradition has the monopoly of […]

The Point of View of a “Zmagriya”

The call to prayer sounds in the city, countless voices of the muezzins mingle with the din of daily life. That’s it, I’m back in Morroco – the “bled”, as they say, after two years of absence. They call me little “Zmagriya,” literally translated as “those who have fled poverty,” which is not my case. […]

The Deaf will Rock You!

The perception of the disabled community has somewhat changed through films released in the past few years. From the French comedy-drama film The Intouchables (nominated for eight César Awards in 2012), which tells the story of a rich man who becomes quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, and decides to hire a young man from the projects to […]