Ideas Change The World.

Ideas Beyond Borders is a nonprofit that translates, creates, and distributes content to advance critical thinking, science and civil rights in the Middle East.

Education is widely agreed to be the fastest path to freedom and empowerment in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region.

Yet, for every hundred books and Wikipedia articles available in English, there is just one in Arabic.

100 Books

Increasing access to this information counters extremism, fights oppression and awards greater freedom to those that need it most.

The greatest threat to extremism isn't drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.

-Nicholas D. Kristof

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An urgent appeal

The Taliban have banned girls from going to school in Afghanistan.

We're funding secret underground schools to counter this oppression.

Donate today to help provide education for these girls

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Our progress so far

Our curated content has been viewed over 215 million times, and our 200+ strong team of translators have helped double the size of Wikipedia Arabic.



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Wikipedia articles and news entries translated



translators & activists working within our network 

We have translated articles and produced videos on subjects including women's rights, free speech and critical thinking

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