Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki has made history again today as the first female Arab filmmaker ever to be nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for her moving refugee drama Capernaum. Egyptian director Jehane Noujaim was previously nominated in the Best Feature Documentary category for 2013’s The Square. To read more, […]
Rashida Tlaib, the Democratic representative-elect from Michigan, has announced she will wear a traditional Palestinian...
As Chandra Kala heard the blaring horns of a train, she quickened her pace, zig-zagged and elbowed across a teeming...
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 Al Olayan, a Saudi businesswoman, will lead a new lender that has been formed after the merger between Alawwal Bank and Saudi British Bank. To read more, click here.Read more ›
Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl surprised the attendees at the United Nations General Assembly by delivering her speech in four languages, including Arabic. To read more, click here.Read more ›
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 ›