Flying under the radar of male-dominated societies, most people are unaware of the plight of females in Saudi. Nor, then has the consideration been given to the ripple effect it has on young girls. For example, did you realize that women in Saudi Arabia cannot open their own bank account without the permission of their husbands? Or that they were just given the right to vote in local elections?
The geopolitical and theological stakes are too high to be distracted by caricatures and reductionism. To move forward, we must embrace our shared and complex humanity, and honor one another's virtues.
Photo Source: Amazon.com Since its creation in 1947, Pakistan's political leaders and scholars have constantly debated the deg...
We can't wait to see which women will be stepping forward to lead the way next year.
Although this year had its ups and downs, there were some incredible women who continued to be positive role models.
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After the screening, which predictably received a lengthy standing ovation, producer Walter Parkes admitted that the film was meant to be a narrative, inspired by the book I Am Malala, which Yousafzai wrote with the help of Christina Lamb.
Being the Warrior Woman that I am, I break down every barrier placed in front of my goals, even my own limiting beliefs. A woman can do anything she puts her mind to. And she is more than a secretary, sex object, and maid.
What Works in Girls' Education is a book defined by an unprecedented analysis of real world experiences and hard evidence. It addresses understudied issues like how to improve the school to work transition.
Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"
This movie is very inspirational, educational and makes me realize how fortunate I am to have an education and not have to worry about the safety of my life or family.
When he saw the picture I wanted, Shabbir put his hand on Malala's face, became quite emotional and nearly began to cry. His connection to Malala was not to the radiant young woman I know, but to the Taliban who tried to silence her.
Get ready for some serious girl talk, because this month, you won't be able to avoid it. The documentary about heroic young Malala comes out this weekend, Tuesday is international girls day, and October is breast cancer awareness month.
After attending the Oddball Comedy Festival this past September, I was struck by how much of the comedy revolved around social justice issues--gay rights, gender and racial equality, poverty. And it wasn't just that poking fun at intolerance can earn a few laughs. The actual rhythm of the comedy routines seemed designed to change people's perspectives on these issues.