Making the Inaccessible, Accessible.
We share, translate and promote ideas that foster critical thinking, civil rights, science, pluralism, and more to ultimately bring to life a modern, pluralistic Middle East, led by the people of the region.
WHAT WE DO
Ideas Beyond Borders develops and implements international programs to empower individuals with knowledge often suppressed by authoritarian regimes and dictatorships.
We encourage youth and young adults to think critically about topics ranging from civil rights to science and reason, making inaccessible topics accessible and sparking curiosity.
We lay the groundwork for people to retain their cultural identities while questioning the status quo, pushing back against extremist narratives and disinformation propagated by state and non-state actors.
Disinformation and conspiracy theories target vulnerable people who frequently don't have access to global ideas, freedom of expression, or the right to speak, look, and act differently. These freedoms are included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19, but are often outrightly suppressed by authoritarian regimes and those seeking control.
Ideas Beyond Borders isn't just a non-profit.
It's a movement.
We're partnered with youth and young adults across the region to make vital, but often banned ideas accessible to Arabic, Farsi, and Kurdish speakers everywhere. We certify and empower each of our translators, and work diligently to translate and distribute topics ranging from critical thinking, civil rights, science, and pluralism.
This project is exactly what the Arab world needs. Unfortunately, Arabic online content doesn't meet the level that Arab youth need. Thank you for your efforts.
MAHMOUD | SYRIA
We need more programs like Ideas Beyond Borders. THIS is the much needed path to the future.
FAHIM | HOUSTON
I'm a medical student...trying to understand the world and do something meaningful in it. I believe that knowledge is the fuel that ignites progress.
MUHAMMAD | EGYPT