Madeleine Albright: ‘I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity’

January 27, 2017 1:49 pm1 comment
Madeleine Albright: ‘I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity’

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said she would “stand ready” to register as Muslim if Donald Trump takes executive action that affects immigrants traveling to the US. To read more, click here. 

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Meet the Emirati woman leading UN on women empowerment

January 20, 2017 2:58 pm0 comments
Meet the Emirati woman leading UN on women empowerment

UAE’s United Nations Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh will lead the UN-Women Executive Board – being the first female Arab president since its formation in 2010. UN-Women Executive Board strives to promote equality among genders while abolishing discrimination against females around the globe. To read more, click here. 

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First woman to head police station in Oman

January 13, 2017 1:44 pm0 comments
First woman to head police station in Oman

The Royal Oman Police (ROP) recently appointed an Omani female officer as the head of a police station for the first time. Lieutenant Colonel Shaikhah Bint Ashour Al Hambasiyah, the new head of Watayah police station in the capital, Muscat, said that she was happy and felt proud to be […]

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Thanks to this Afghan woman, 6,000 imams have taken gender-sensitivity training

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Thanks to this Afghan woman, 6,000 imams have taken gender-sensitivity training

  It is Friday noon in Kabul, Afghanistan, and men dressed in traditional clothes hurry to mosques to pray in congregation. Friday prayers are usually men’s business, and during the Taliban rule in the 1990s, women were not allowed in mosques. But in one neighborhood in the city, an imam […]

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Katy Perry lends her support to pro-Muslim American PSA

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Katy Perry lends her support to pro-Muslim American PSA

On Jan. 21, Grammy-nominated singer Katy Perry will join a growing number of celebrities and women marching on Washington to oppose President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Ahead of the national event she’s also lending her star power and her pocketbook to “#DontNormalizeHate” a short-film PSA posted to YouTube that draws parallels between Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric […]

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This Is What It’s Like For Female Entrepreneurs In Afghanistan

January 6, 2017 11:05 am0 comments
This Is What It’s Like For Female Entrepreneurs In Afghanistan

  It’s been 15 years since U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan. In the capital city of Kabul—the world’s fifth-fastest-growing urban population, which jumped from half a million in 2001 to over 4.6 million—the Afghan government struggles against a worsening humanitarian situation. As U.S. and NATO troops continue to withdraw, so do […]

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