Barbie reveals first hijab-wearing doll inspired by trailblazing US fencer

November 14, 2017 5:16 am0 comments
Barbie reveals first hijab-wearing doll inspired by trailblazing US fencer

The manufacturer of the Barbie doll has revealed its latest figurine is inspired by Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year’s Olympics while wearing a hijab.  To read more, click here. 

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Saudi king orders that women no longer need a man’s permission to travel, study or make police complaints

October 3, 2017 4:59 pm0 comments
Saudi king orders that women no longer need a man’s permission to travel, study or make police complaints

Saudi Arabia to give women more control over their life choices by relaxing male guardian system is welcomed as another small step for women in the kingdom. To read more, click here. 

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Qatari female jockey defies expectation and tradition, galloping into male-dominated world

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Qatari female jockey defies expectation and tradition, galloping into male-dominated world

A Qatari woman who created ripples by appearing on television without a headscarf has broken new ground as a jockey in the conservative Gulf country, where men usually hold the reins. To read more, click here. 

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This Palestinian Woman Has a New, High-tech Plan for Forging Mideast Peace

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This Palestinian Woman Has a New, High-tech Plan for Forging Mideast Peace

Jennifer Atala, the great-granddaughter of an Arab mukhtar, believes she can get Israelis and Palestinians together to talk technology deals – and then maybe more To read more, click here. 

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Saudi university to open driving school for women

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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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