Women’s Voice

Over 100 Muslim women gathered in Bangalore recently to break stereotypes and share their entrepreneurial journeys at the launch of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). Formed to support and connect Muslim women entrepreneurs, the AWE is a wing of the Muslim Industrialists Association. 38-year-old NousheenTaj has turned the stereotypical role of a woman in […]

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Ibtihaj Muhammad is a woman on a mission, one which is greater than what drove her to be the first Muslim African-American to win a medal while wearing the hijab in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She has now become an inspiration for many Muslim women who don the hijab but feel oppressed or ridiculed. […]

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‘Drivers of Change’, the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) will take forward important conversations on women advancement and empowerment in both economic and professional domains, in its upcoming second edition to be held in December in Sharjah, UAE. More than 1,000 participants are expected. They will discuss issues related to women’s empowerment and gender […]

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First Middle East Woman PhD in Artificial Intelligence Jeddah – born Dr. Fatmah Baothman is the first woman in the Middle East with a Ph.D. in modern artificial intelligence (AI). Her AI journey started when she was a student at the University of Arizona studying English. She was introduced to computer systems that help non-native […]

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Mariam Abdul Rahman Al Shehi After 36 years of separation, an Emirati woman finally found her mother. The breakthrough came after a search of a lifetime done by Mariam Abdul Rahman Al Shehi, 36. She described her experience as the “Journey of Hope”, which started when Mariam’s parents were separated after divorcing in the 80’s […]

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Saudi Arabia will drop its strict dress code for foreign women as it seeks for the first time to lure holidaymakers and the spending that could help develop the country’s economy away from its reliance on oil. Foreign women won’t have to wear an abaya, the flowing cloak that’s been mandatory attire for decades, though […]

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Reports in the Iranian media shows a female captain and her co-pilot have flown a passenger plane, a first in the history of the country’s aviation industry. The reports published recently showed photos of the two pilots taken from the social media showing them before and after the two-way flight between the capital Tehran and […]

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A group of United Nations human rights experts have urged Saudi authorities to release jailed prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, whose arrest more than four years ago marked the start of a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against women activists in Saudi Arabia. “It is shockingly hypocritical that Ms. al-Hathloul […]

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Bangladesh admitted for the first time recently that its female workers are being repatriated from Saudi Arabia because of sexual abuse. In a report submitted by Bangladesh’s Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment to the parliamentary standing committee, the department admitted women had come back because of sexual and physical abuse. This admission comes […]

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