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Reshma Nilofer Naha – First Woman River Pilot to Start Guiding Ships

Reshma Nilofer Naha – First Woman River Pilot to Start Guiding Ships

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kolkata: After six months, Reshma Nilofer Naha  will be piloting ships from sea to the Kolkata port. She will be the world’s first woman river pilot to do this. She will pilot ships through a distance of 223km, of which, 148km will be up the Hooghly – considered to be one of the most treacherous with its sharp ‘bars […]

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Jewish and Muslim Women March  for Gender Equality

Jewish and Muslim Women March for Gender Equality

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jewish women marched alongside their Muslim and Christian peers in a show of force in central London, calling for greater equality, 100 years after women were finally given the vote. Women of faith marched under the Nisa-Nashim banner, the Muslim-Jewish women’s network having only recently won the Interfaith Award at the Jewish News-LABS ‘Night of […]

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Business Forum for Women

| May 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saudi Arabia has taken a major step in its bid to welcome more women into the workforce by hosting its first-ever business forum for women. The Women in Leadership Economic Forum, called “Let’s Talk About Tomorrow,” aims to showcase the Kingdom’s foremost female business leaders and demonstrate the important role of women in driving the […]

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A Way Forward – Reviving Female Scholarship in Islam

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Religious scholarship is not just the domain of men. And looking back through Islamic history gives us an accurate depiction of why it is essential for women to be actively engaged in scholarship. By Feda Abdo Islamic scholarship is perceived as being the domain of men. But knowledge, of course, knows no gender. This is […]

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Dr. Huda Al-Mansour – A Saudi Researcher with Ten Patents to her Credit

Dr. Huda Al-Mansour – A Saudi Researcher with Ten Patents to her Credit

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Saudi women have shown that they are more than capable of overcoming the many obstacles and hurdles imposed on them by society, winning praise and acclaim locally, regionally and internationally for their achievements in various fields. Dr. Huda Al-Mansour is one of the many Saudi women who have contributed to society with their achievements and […]

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On Women’s Day  – A Lesson on Courage

On Women’s Day – A Lesson on Courage

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Urdu-medium Bombay Girls High School on Mohammed Ali Road celebrated womanhood with inspiring stories of women who succeeded against all odds. They come to their school on Mohammed Ali Road early in the morning from the slums of Wadala and Sewri, and when they return home, some of them must help in household chores […]

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Dr. Noor Ezzat Fatairji – First Saudi Woman Vet

Dr. Noor Ezzat Fatairji – First Saudi Woman Vet

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr. Noor Ezzat Fatairji is driven by her passion for veterinary medicine.. Dr. Noor Ezzat Fatairji is Saudi Arabia’s first woman vet. She says that ever since she was a child, she loved watching documentary programs on wild animals which contributed to her love for adventures and exploration. It was then that she decided to study veterinary medicine. […]

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Jameela – Hyderabad’s First Muslim Post Woman

Jameela – Hyderabad’s First Muslim Post Woman

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hyderabad: Jameela, a widow of Mahboobabad, instead of mourning the death of her husband, joined her husband’s job and decided to bring up her children on her own. She works as a post woman and delivers letters, telegrams and parcels etc. from one place to another. Jameela belongs to Garla mandal in Mahboobabad district. Her […]

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Zulekha Daud – From Nagpur to the UAE

Zulekha Daud – From Nagpur to the UAE

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Indian who became the first female doctor in the UAE when the city had barely any infrastructure. Indian national Zulekha Daud is widely understood to be the first practising female doctor in the United Arab Emirates and has played a crucial part in transforming its healthcare sector. She met BBC Hindi’s Zubair Ahmed. Dr […]

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Saudi Arabia’s First Woman Tour Guide

Saudi Arabia’s First Woman Tour Guide

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia’s first woman tour guide is hoping she can inspire women in the Kingdom to follow in her footsteps. Maryam Al-Harbi was recently named as best tourist guide for 2017 by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), which praised her work to improve services available to visitors to the Kingdom. […]

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