Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy teams up with LeBron James on new ‘HBO’ film

September 18, 2018 2:25 pm2 comments
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy teams up with LeBron James on new ‘HBO’ film

Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has teamed up with NBA star LeBron James for a new venture, Student Athlete.   The Oscar winning film-maker recently announced the teaser launch for the documentary which she has co-directed with Trish Dalton. The film-makers spent over two years with college athletes, trying to learn about […]

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Defying a Cultural Taboo, Saudi Women Are Running—and They’re Not Going to Stop

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Defying a Cultural Taboo, Saudi Women Are Running—and They’re Not Going to Stop

Saudi Arabia effectively banned women’s sports for decades. Exercising in public has long been a cultural taboo. But Kingdom-wide, groups of robed runners have taken to the paths and streets, proving that change is coming. To read more, click here. 

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Tunisian president proposes inheritance equality for women

August 19, 2018 1:28 pm1 comment
Tunisian president proposes inheritance equality for women

Tunisia’s president on Monday proposed giving women equal inheritance rights despite protests from thousands of people objecting to any challenge to Islamic law. To read more, click here. 

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The big gains for women’s rights in the Middle East, explained

August 17, 2018 1:33 pm0 comments
The big gains for women’s rights in the Middle East, explained

Saudi Arabia, under the initiative of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, gave women in the kingdom the right to drive. Saudi Arabia is in good company. Across the Middle East and North Africa, countries have been upgrading women’s rights. Since 2011, nearly every country in North Africa has adopted a gender quota, […]

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First Saudi female road traffic accident inspectors graduate ahead of lifting of driving ban

June 28, 2018 2:11 pm0 comments
First Saudi female road traffic accident inspectors graduate ahead of lifting of driving ban

Graduating class of 40 part of awareness raising among women drivers about the importance of following safety rules. To read more, click here. 

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Saudi women should not have to wear abaya robes, top cleric says

February 12, 2018 8:52 am0 comments
Saudi women should not have to wear abaya robes, top cleric says

Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, said women should dress modestly, but this did not have to mean wearing the abaya. Saudi women are currently required to wear the garment by law. To read more, click here. 

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