Saudi university to open driving school for women

October 3, 2017 12:26 pm2 comments
Saudi university to open driving school for women

A university in Saudi Arabia has said it will open a driving school for women, a first for the country after a ban on women driving was lifted. “Princess Nourah University is preparing to set up a driving school in cooperation with the relevant authorities,” the women’s university said on […]

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Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia? There’s an app for that

August 28, 2017 9:59 am0 comments
Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia? There’s an app for that

Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia have always been a contentious issue. Women have only recently won a limited right to vote, they can’t work close to men and the debate over whether they should be allowed to drive has gone on for years. To read more, click here. 

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A Designer’s Game About Arranged Marriages, Inspired by Her Own Journey

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A Designer’s Game About Arranged Marriages, Inspired by Her Own Journey

Five years ago, designer and illustrator Nashra Balagamwala left Pakistan for the United States to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, and to avoid an arranged marriage. Now her student visa has run out, and she’s crowdfunding a game about arranged marriages on Kickstarter. It’s partly a way to fund her escape […]

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Protesting In Style: Muslim Designers and Brands Turn To Fashion For Making A Political Statement

August 21, 2017 8:01 pm1 comment
Protesting In Style: Muslim Designers and Brands Turn To Fashion For Making A Political Statement

For Hoda Katebi, her fashion choices meant standing up for herself. Katebi, an Iranian-American, Muslim blogger was bullied in school for her Hijab and never reported those incidents fearing rejection. After her trip to her ancestral homeland, Iran, Katebi’s views changed and she started her website ‘Joojoo Azad’ (Free Bird) […]

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This Afghan Refugee Is About to Become the Youngest Female Pilot to Fly Around the World

July 14, 2017 12:12 pm0 comments
This Afghan Refugee Is About to Become the Youngest Female Pilot to Fly Around the World

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. 

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How #whitewednesdays aims to give Iranian women a voice

July 7, 2017 1:25 pm0 comments
How #whitewednesdays aims to give Iranian women a voice

Before she begins her Wednesday morning, Iranian activist Masih Alinejad spends hours sifting through scores of videos and photos sent to her of women in Iran wearing white headscarves or white clothing as part of a growing online protest. To read more, click here. 

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