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 […]

This Olympian Just Inspired Barbie to Finally Introduce a Hijab-Wearing Doll

This Olympian Just Inspired Barbie to Finally Introduce a Hijab-Wearing Doll

One of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” of 2016, Ibtihaj Muhammad, was honored with a one of a kind doll from Barbie!     Ibtihaj is the first American Olympian to ever compete while wearing a hijab, which made sense that her doll — that was given by Mattel in the Glamour Women of the Year LIVE […]

Why It’s So Important for Every Arab to Watch This TV Show

Why It’s So Important for Every Arab to Watch This TV Show

There is a TV series that I have become addicted to lately, and I am here to tell you why watching this show is a pursuit that is worth every Arab’s time . The show -called the Handmaid’s Tale- is based on a novel under the same title by author Margret Atwood. The show’s plot […]

An Arab Woman Just Beat Beyonce on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List

An Arab Woman Just Beat Beyonce on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women List

by Reem Tolba

Forbes has just revealed its annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and oh my, we are very proud.     The UAE’s first female cabinet minister and Sharjah’s ruling family member, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, was ranked number 36 worldwide — beating Beyonce who ranked 50. Al Qasimi ranked first on the Arab women’s […]

Here’s Why Saudi Men Are Not Here for Coca-Cola Middle East’s Latest Ad

Here’s Why Saudi Men Are Not Here for Coca-Cola Middle East’s Latest Ad

  Coca-Cola Middle East has just released their latest ad that shows a father teaching his daughter how to drive – this obviously refers to Saudi Arabia’s recent ruling that finally allowed women to drive. The daughter is seen having a tough time trying to work out the vehicle, but after one sip of Coca-Cola, […]

VIDEO: This Iraqi Girl Forced Everyone in Egypt’s World Youth Forum to Shed Tears

VIDEO: This Iraqi Girl Forced Everyone in Egypt’s World Youth Forum to Shed Tears

  Lamya Bashar, a Yazidi girl from Iraq, took to the stage at the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh, and everyone literally teared up after she told her heart-wrenching story — even Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-Sisi. Bashar, who is currently a renowned human rights activist, revealed the unimaginable horrors about being a slave for Daesh. […]

These Family-Only Cafes in Libya Are Empowering Women

These Family-Only Cafes in Libya Are Empowering Women

by Reem Tolba

  Recently, there has been a rise in new cafes opening in Tripoli, Libya. However, they are not your regular cafes as they do not allow single men inside — which is why they are called family-only cafes. The purpose of these cafes is to allow women and families to de-stress from their troubles without […]

Egyptian Lawyer Says It’s a ‘National Duty’ for Men to Rape Girls Who Wear Ripped Jeans

Egyptian Lawyer Says It’s a ‘National Duty’ for Men to Rape Girls Who Wear Ripped Jeans

  Nabih Al-Wahsh, an Egyptian lawyer, has prompted outrage for saying harassing and raping girls who wear revealing clothing such as ripped jeans is a “national duty”.   “Will you feel happy when you see a girl walking down the street with half of her behind showing?” he said on Al-Assema earlier this month. “I say that […]

Bahrain Appoints Its First Woman to Ever Become Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Bahrain Appoints Its First Woman to Ever Become Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  Sheikha Rana bint Isa bin Duaij Al Khalifa has made history by becoming the first undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bahrain.   She was appointed to the position in a decree issued by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa on Sunday. This is a major step forward for women […]

Saudi Arabia’s Latest Announcement Is Another Step Forward for Women

Saudi Arabia’s Latest Announcement Is Another Step Forward for Women

After the world celebrated Saudi Arabia’s latest ruling that will allow its women to drive vehicles next year, another baby step towards women’s empowerment has been made.     King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has just announced that women will be allowed entry into three sports stadiums — something that was sadly denied to […]

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