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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Malcolm X’s Daughters Launched A Clothing Line To Honor Their Father

January 30, 2018 1:02 pm0 comments
Malcolm X’s Daughters Launched A Clothing Line To Honor Their Father

  Malcolm X is one of our most celebrated leaders, and his name and messages are often plastered over shirts and hats for profit by many different businesses. Now, his daughters are making sure his message is being conveyed in the right way. To read more, click here. 

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Nissan Campaign Teaches Women In Saudi Arabia How To Drive

January 19, 2018 11:23 am0 comments
Nissan Campaign Teaches Women In Saudi Arabia How To Drive

  On September 26, 2017, Saudi Arabia made the decision to allow women to drive, starting in June of this year. Many men are resistant to this change, causing some women to be hesitant about learning to drive. For its latest campaign in the country, car manufacturer Nissan aimed to increase confidence by […]

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L’Oreal Makes History by Casting Hijab-Wearing Model in Hair Campaign

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L’Oreal Makes History by Casting Hijab-Wearing Model in Hair Campaign

L’Oréal Paris Elvive has made history by casting a hijab-wearing model in a major haircare campaign for the very first time. Teaming up with a group of British ambassadors and influencers, the new campaign for L’Oréal features a diverse cast of men and women including model Neelam Gill, Dougie Pointer from McFly, […]

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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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