Kuwait: Bringin’ the Female Force

September 20, 2010 7:33 pm4 comments

The State of Kuwait recently launched a fully armed and dangerous female platoon of police officers on the Kuwaiti public. Clad with spiffy uniforms, berets and side arms that would make even CSI Miami’s Horatio Caine smile with pride, the sixty-strong female police squad is taking no prisoners… er unless […]

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Saudi Women Crowned Billionaires of the Middle East

August 10, 2010 5:43 pm0 comments

According to a recent study conducted by the asset management firm Al Masah Capital, Saudi Arabian women have a whole lot of pennies in their piggy banks to the tune of about US$12 billion smackeroos. The cold hard cash is languishing in banks around the Gulf Kingdom, just waiting for […]

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No Women. No Play. Concert in Washington DC

July 28, 2010 10:31 pm0 comments

By:  Maryam Khan No Women. No Play. is holding a concert in DuPont Circle on July 31st from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, in effort to raise awareness concerning women’s rights violations in Saudi Arabia.  This campaign is regarding the Olympic Games as Saudi Arabia is the only country in […]

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A Woman of Two Worlds: Zolaykha Sherzad

July 22, 2010 4:13 pm0 comments

By: Nina E. Rothe Zolaykha Sherzad has done more for Afghanistan – with her sought-after, stunning fashions – than all the NGOs, documentaries and self-professed “helping nations,” put together. She has been called a “Cultural Ambassador for Afghanistan” and was featured in Time Magazine as one of their “Women in […]

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Meet ‘Muslim Advocate’ Farhana Khera

July 14, 2010 5:55 pm0 comments

Farhana Khera is the Executive Director of Muslim Advocates and the National Association for Muslim Lawyers (NAML). Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy organization which promotes freedom, justice and equality for all, regardless of faith. Farhana and her organization work tirelessly to make sure American Muslims are equipped with […]

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Tuning in…First Palestinian Women’s Radio Station is Launched

July 7, 2010 10:11 pm0 comments

There ain’t nothing like the freedom of the airwaves to not only report the news and play music, but also to unite people under a similar flag. That’s what a group of female entrepreneurs in Palestine are learning after recently launching their own female-geared Arabic radio station right in the […]

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10 Questions with Dalia Mogahed

July 1, 2010 9:51 pm0 comments

Chances are if you’re a Muslim living in the United States today, Dalia Mogahed is somewhat of a household name to you. Dalia is the Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, and has most recently been in the spotlight for her high profile role on President Obama’s […]

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School Pays for Girls in Yemen

June 22, 2010 6:24 pm0 comments

Getting paid to go to school is the dream of billions of children all over the world. Who wouldn’t want to get a little ‘chang chang’ for getting up at the crack of dawn and studying late into the night? However, for many kids, going to school is a beloved […]

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Bill and Melinda Gates’ Big Promise to Women in Developing Nations

June 8, 2010 9:26 pm0 comments

While Apple CEO Steve Jobs is busy unveiling the new sexy iPhone 4G, Bill Gates, tech mogul of yester-year, has been working on something perhaps a bit more worthwhile for the world. (Not that I don’t want that phone, Steve). Yesterday, Bill and wife Melinda announced that their foundation – […]

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Behind the Scenes with Fatema Sumar

4:37 pm0 comments

Behind the Scenes with US Foreign Policy Advisor, Fatema Sumar By Farrah Hamid Here’s an understatement for you: US foreign policy is complicated. As global citizens (and voracious Daily Show consumers), we think, talk and fight about the topic all the time, yet it isn’t often that we think about […]

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