Women’s Voice

Most people know Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in 2012 by the Taleban for demanding girls’ rights to education, but few have heard of the playful squabbles she has with her brothers or the doting relationship she shares with her parents. Malala’s mother Toor Pekai Yousafzai and father Ziauddin Yousafzai provided […]

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A famous young female Somali painter is speaking through her paintings across Somalia, and people are noticing. Nujuum Hashi Ahmed’s paintings are about the day to day life of the common Somali citizen. Her paintings are about peace, an end to the conflict in the country and Somalia where there is abundant food and prosperity. […]

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You might think the library is the place where you’ll find every type of book in the world. But that wasn’t the case for two teenagers from Michigan (USA) who couldn’t find any books about Muslim women. Sisters Zena Nasiri, 17, and Mena Nasiri, 15, started ‘Girls of the Crescent’, a nonprofit organization that increases […]

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The Wire‘s senior editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani and freelance journalist Rohini Mohan have jointly won the Chameli Devi Jain Award for Outstanding Women Mediaperson, 2019. The award is given annually to an outstanding woman mediaperson. It was first given in 1982 and since then has named a woman journalist who has made a difference through […]

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The Quality of Life Program 2020 is targeting participation of 1.2 million Saudi women in popular sports. Sources said that the plan includes the establishment of 21 new clinics for women during the year 2020. It also aims to achieve the participation of 40 women in international sports. All these are part of the initiative […]

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Female theologians will soon be able to assist Muslim women in Belgian mosques. The Muslim Executive of Belgium (MEB) plans to hire 18 female theologians and preachers for this plan. According to Belgian newspaper RTBF, the procedure is underway. These women will be responsible for spiritually accompanying and assisting women and girls from the Muslim […]

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A woman from Saudi Arabia, Lamia bint Majed, secretary-general and a member of the board of trustees of Alwaleed Philanthropies, has been appointed as the first regional goodwill ambassador for the Arab world by the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat). She will advocate for sustainable urbanization, helping UN-Habitat to address urban challenges in Arab states […]

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Sheikha Al Mahmoud, the first female minister of education and higher education of Qatar, passed away recently. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Arabic language, she started work in 1970 as a teacher and then a school director. She worked as undersecretary at the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. H E Sheikha Al Mahmoud […]

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