Another Sporting Event That Is Only for Women Just Took Place in Saudi Arabia

Another Sporting Event That Is Only for Women Just Took Place in Saudi Arabia

By Reem Tolba

  After having the country’s first basketball tournament for women, the same thing just happened in Saudi Arabia — only this time, it was a football tournament.   The tournament was held on the 15th of November in a private school in Jeddah. Six teams took the field, on the condition of having an all-female […]

Wa Hekaya: Farah Emara Brings Back Headwear Fashion with Her Latest Brand

Wa Hekaya: Farah Emara Brings Back Headwear Fashion with Her Latest Brand

by Reem Tolba

A post shared by Farahyemara@gmail.com (@farahemara) on Nov 8, 2017 at 9:43am PST   A decade ago, the fashion scene in Egypt may have been fledging but now it seems like we’re on our way to a full blown fashion industry. From names such as Okhtein turning heads on an international level, to local designers […]

Saudi Arabia to Host Its First Ever Basketball Tournament for Women

Saudi Arabia to Host Its First Ever Basketball Tournament for Women

  History will be made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this weekend when the first official basketball tournament for women takes place.   King Abdullah’s Sports City in Jeddah — Al-Jowharah Stadium, to be specific — will host the all-women basketball matches on Saturday in support of breast cancer awareness. “We are grateful for […]

Arwa Al Banawi: The Saudi Fashion Designer You Need to Watch out For

Arwa Al Banawi: The Saudi Fashion Designer You Need to Watch out For

by Reem Tolba

  Arwa Al Banawi is a Saudi fashion designer who has been taking over the scene recently, at Dubai’s Fashion Forward to be specific. She was born and raised in Jeddah, lived a tiny chunk of her life in Switzerland before moving to Dubai in 2012.   A post shared by ARWA AL BANAWI (@arwaalbanawi) […]

The First Emirati to Ever Speak on a Global TED Stage Is a Woman

The First Emirati to Ever Speak on a Global TED Stage Is a Woman

TED talks are known to inspire the masses, especially people in the Middle East. One country that has never taken part in them is the UAE or its people — which is why it was quite refreshing to find out that the first Emirati to ever speak on a Global TED stage is a woman. […]

Tunisian President Calls for a Secular End to the Story of Gender Inequality

Tunisian President Calls for a Secular End to the Story of Gender Inequality

  Amidst presidential election campaigns in Tunisia, current president, Beji Caed Essibsi, has called for equality between men and women in all fields, including those of heritage and marriage. To say Essibsi’s proposal has caused a media frenzy would be an understatement.   Last Sunday, on Tunisia’s National Women’s Day, the Tunisian president called the […]

Egyptian Man Brutally Assaults Woman and Blames Her for It

Egyptian Man Brutally Assaults Woman and Blames Her for It

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

    There is an increased number of Egyptian who are trying to forcibly enforce their own definitions of morality. This is especially true when it comes to monitoring the behaviors and interactions of Egyptian females. Indeed, some people feel like they are allowed to punish women who do not follow the aforementioned narrow definitions […]

Stop Telling Girls That Marrying This Version of Ramadan Sobhy Is Goals

Stop Telling Girls That Marrying This Version of Ramadan Sobhy Is Goals

Habiba Ekramy and Ramadan Sohby tied the knot this last weekend, and Egyptian social media users went crazy over the union. This was unsurprising, however, considering how much Egyptians fanatically love football.       While pictures and videos were shared live from the wedding, what was also shared was a collage showing pictures of […]

I Am a Woman and I Want to Propose to Him

I Am a Woman and I Want to Propose to Him

by Nadia Aly

Women have come a long way since the dark ages, but for some weird reason, even in this day and age, it is still frowned upon for a woman to ask a man to marry her.   Whilst interacting with my proximate and distant circle of female acquaintances, I learned that a lot of them […]

I Rode with a Female Microbus Driver and I Have Never Felt More Empowered

I Rode with a Female Microbus Driver and I Have Never Felt More Empowered

by Aya Sayed Abdel Gawad

It’s 9:15 am and I’m obviously hating on life because I have to go to work. I stop a microbus like I do everyday, but this time it was different.     On the first glance I thought I’m stopping a male microbus driver with a scarf on his head, but that wasn’t the case. […]

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