Afghan women break ground with TV station launch

June 16, 2017 1:18 pm2 comments
Afghan women break ground with TV station launch

A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men. Zan TV (“Women’s TV”) launches on Sunday with a staff of all female presenters and producers, […]

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Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Covers Vogue Arabia

June 2, 2017 2:52 pm1 comment
Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden Covers Vogue Arabia

Vogue Arabia has made a major step forward for hijab-inclusive fashion after revealing Somali-American model Halima Aden as their latest cover star. The magazine, which has only been available in print for the last three months, previously featured an interview with the 19-year-old model in its April edition, but have […]

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More Arab Women Directors Finding Their Voices Through Film

May 5, 2017 4:26 pm1 comment
More Arab Women Directors Finding Their Voices Through Film

While Hollywood continues to be a boys’ club where only 4% of filmmakers are female, according to research by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, women in the Arab world are getting more opportunities to sit in the director’s chair. To read more, click here. 

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A Thousand Threads Of Palestine: How Women Are Sewing Themselves Out Of Poverty

April 21, 2017 10:32 am1 comment
A Thousand Threads Of Palestine: How Women Are Sewing Themselves Out Of Poverty

If I could recommend you a list of movies and documentaries about the Middle East that you must watch, the award-winning documentary Grandma, A Thousand Times (Teta, Alf Marra in Arabic) would easily be in the top half of that list. To read more, click here. 

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This Hispanic Muslim American female firefighter is going viral

April 14, 2017 4:32 pm0 comments
This Hispanic Muslim American female firefighter is going viral

In the United States in 2012, of 295,000 career firefighters, only 11,000 or 3.8 per cent were women. Of the 295,000, 27,900 were of Hispanic origin – around 9.9 per cent of the force. To read more, click here. 

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Tired of abuse, Pakistani feminists ride bikes to claim public space

April 7, 2017 12:27 pm1 comment
Tired of abuse, Pakistani feminists ride bikes to claim public space

Dozens of women in Pakistan took part in female-only bike races in major cities on Sunday, in an event organized to challenge male dominance of public spaces in the country. “Our strategy is simply to be visible in public spaces,” said Meher Bano of Girls at Dhabas, a feminist group […]

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Women link hands on Westminster Bridge to remember victims

March 27, 2017 8:52 am2 comments
Women link hands on Westminster Bridge to remember victims

As Big Ben chimed four times on Sunday afternoon an unusual stillness fell over Westminster Bridge. Women – many of them wearing blue for peace – lined up along the bridge linking hands, and bowed their heads in silence. To read more, click here.  

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Women Saving the Planet: Hakima El Haité of Morocco

March 24, 2017 2:09 pm1 comment
Women Saving the Planet: Hakima El Haité of Morocco

I’m the most hated minister in the world,” Morocco’s environmental minister Hakima El Haité says with a laugh. “All the ministers of environment are hated you know? Because the ministers of environment are not very important in terms of protocol, but they are controlling everybody.” To read more, click here. 

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Arab World’s First Ordained Female Pastor is Historic

March 10, 2017 2:22 pm0 comments
Arab World’s First Ordained Female Pastor is Historic

Rola Sleiman made history. She now carries the title of ‘Reverend’ of the Presbyterian Church, the first woman to be ordained in a Middle Eastern Church on February 26, 2017 in Tripoli, Lebanon. Her ordination was “an act of love and justice”, those present at the ceremony heard in the […]

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Saudi female boxer urges women to fight for their goals

1:26 pm2 comments
Saudi female boxer urges women to fight for their goals

Women should persevere to reach their goals, Saudi female kickboxing and boxing trainer Halah Al-Hamrani said on the eve of International Women’s Day, which falls on Wednesday. To read more, click here. 

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