Women’s Voice

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 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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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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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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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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A Middle Eastern taxi app has signed up almost 1,000 Saudi women for training in anticipation of the ban on women driving being lifted later this year. The new drivers have been hired by Careem, a UAE-based ride hailing company with millions of users in neighbouring Saudi Arabia. “We are very excited about this June, […]

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Mumbai: The 25th IMC Ladies Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2017, was conferred on the renowned social worker from Chhattisgarh, Shamshad Begum, at a function here recently. Begum is the founder-president of the NGO Sahyogi Jankalyan Samiti Gunderdehi of Chhattisgarh and was selected for the award for her outstanding contribution towards Rural Entrepreneurship. The honour was […]

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The first batch of Women Studies graduates in Afghanistan received their degrees at Kabul University recently. Kabul University is the first university of Afghanistan to offer a Masters degree in Women and Gender Studies, teaching feminist theories, media, civil society and conflict resolution in its two-year programme. The programme is funded by South Korea and […]

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Ghazala Tasneem, a housewife from Katihar district of Bihar was selected for the Bihar Judicial Services Competitive Examination with 65th rank. For Ghazala Tasneem, October 31, 2017, was not a normal day. It was the day her dream came true and she was rewarded for her hard struggle of three years. She was selected for […]

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