Shaesta Waiz’s life began in a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan as her family was fleeing the Soviet-Afghan war. Now, 29 years later, Waiz has returned to her birth nation as the first female certified civilian pilot born in Afghanistan. To read more, click here.
Before she begins her Wednesday morning, Iranian activist Masih Alinejad spends hours sifting through scores of videos...
A general election was held in Algeria on May 4, and although the turnout was low — only 35 per cent of the eligible...
Her films about ‘honour’ killings and acid attacks won Oscars – and caused fury in Pakistan. How will her latest...
I recently watched Wonder Woman, and the overall theme of the movie hit home. One quote particularly resonated and reminded me of the battle Saudi women face for our rights… The battle will never be fair. To read more, click here.Read more ›
Making the announcement on Monday Capt. Singh said free textbooks will be provided to all students in government schools from the next academic session. To read more, click here.Read more ›
A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men. Zan TV (“Women’s TV”) launches on Sunday with a staff of all female presenters and producers, […]Read more ›
Vogue Arabia has made a major step forward for hijab-inclusive fashion after revealing Somali-American model Halima Aden as their latest cover star. The magazine, which has only been available in print for the last three months, previously featured an interview with the 19-year-old model in its April edition, but have […]Read more ›
While Hollywood continues to be a boys’ club where only 4% of filmmakers are female, according to research by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, women in the Arab world are getting more opportunities to sit in the director’s chair. To read more, click here.Read more ›
If I could recommend you a list of movies and documentaries about the Middle East that you must watch, the award-winning documentary Grandma, A Thousand Times (Teta, Alf Marra in Arabic) would easily be in the top half of that list. To read more, click here.Read more ›