As Chandra Kala heard the blaring horns of a train, she quickened her pace, zig-zagged and elbowed across a teeming platform while hauling a sack of wheat, a suitcase and a backpack. She placed the luggage inside a carriage just as the train began to chug out of Gandhi Nagar […]
As more and more women enter the public and professional spheres across the country, the need for safe modes of transportation...
A woman has been appointed to run a Saudi Arabian bank for the first time in the country’s history. Lubna...
Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl surprised the attendees at the United Nations General Assembly by delivering her speech...
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 […]Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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, […]Read more ›
Graduating class of 40 part of awareness raising among women drivers about the importance of following safety rules. To read more, click here.Read more ›
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.Read more ›