Braanz: Read the latest articles on Baluch embroidery, children of West Balochistan, etc.
As part of the Braanz project, UNPO is coordinating with Baloch and Farsi-speaking writers to contribute to a authentic multilingual Iranian publication. This December editing the editors posted stories and articles in 3 languages. It includes both informative articles and traditional Baloch tales translated into English and Farsi.
The Noble Dispossessed addresses the issue of child poverty and the limited opportunities in West Balochistan society for children to develop. Through the story of Shirdel, a Baloch boy, the article presents the daily hardships that a child in West Balochistan can face due to cultural and economic hardships.
Society: A Stitch in Time examines how Baloch craftswomen maintain the embroidery business despite challenges such as low wages and the need to support large families. The designs used in Baluch embroidery are inspired by pottery art dating back nearly 11,000, and artisans maintain this tradition to this day.
The first part of Iran’s Mother Tongue Murder and Development Destruction is an opinion piece about the mistakes the Iranian regime has caused in suppressing the mother tongues of non-Farsi communities in childhood development. It shows the difficulties of having to switch from the mother tongue to Farsi when entering school, and traces the errors in economic development that have led the Iranian economy to stagnate.