Monthly Archives: September 2013

And Another Cartoon for why Saudi Arabia’s driving laws are WRONG

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September 25, 2013 · 5:49 pm

What something as simple as driving can mean for women’s rights

What something as simple as driving can mean for women's rights

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September 25, 2013 · 5:38 pm

Saudi Arabia Still Fines Car Owners if a Woman is Found Driving

At the article linked in the title, you can see how Saudi Arabia is still oppressing women’s rights and has a long way to go in the gender equality front. I’m attaching a cartoon above that displays what even something as simple as driving can mean for women.

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September 25, 2013 · 5:36 pm

Thank you Nezha Hayat for promoting women in business!

Here’s an interview with Nezha Hayat, a female CEO, who has risen to the top through becoming one of Morocco’s top businesswomen, all while promoting women in business!

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September 25, 2013 · 5:25 pm

Progress for Iranian Women?

New Iranian President Rouhani has come to power with a lot of positive thoughts around his willingness to reform and move towards a more moderate society. There have been recent arrests by morality police over “inappropriate clothing,” so let’s hope that this changes soon. Here’s an interesting piece on the topic.

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September 19, 2013 · 8:33 pm

Are Arab women the key to Middle East Progress?

Here’s a really interesting article arguing that economic development and women’s rights are linked. What do you all think?

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September 19, 2013 · 8:28 pm

She Who Tells a Story: Female lens on Iran and the Arab world

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24119403

See the fascinating video at the BBC Link attached above. Really interesting cinematography!

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September 19, 2013 · 2:30 pm