UAE rejects three transgender Emirati women’s bid for gender status change

Friday, 23 March 2018

Three Emirati women who underwent hormonal and surgical operations in Europe to alter their gender have been denied a bid to legally change their status in the UAE. The request had been turned down by the UAE’s Federal Appeal Court. It was also rejected by a medical committee appointed by the court. According to the women’s lawyer, Ali al-Mansouri, the basis behind opting for a surgical change was not an ‘elective’ one but a ‘corrective’ decision. According to ...

Photos of Afghan woman taking care of her child during exam get twitter buzzing

Thursday, 22 March 2018

An Afghan woman who was photographed taking her social sciences entrance exam at a private university in Kabul while at the same time attending to her baby, has been praised on social media. Twenty-two-year-old Jahan Thab was spotted calming down the baby, feeding him and then completing the test. According to reports, Jahan passed the exam with good grades. “With gratitude to the young woman in that incredibly powerful picture: Thank you for doing what was simply you being who you are ...

Fit to train: Saudi woman leading the Sweat Army

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

After eight years of private personal training and boot camps, Rawan Zahran has taken her boot camp experience to the next level, officiating the Sweat Army and launching the Sweat Army Movement. The Saudi woman has been providing training sessions in the privacy of her home. As recent changes have taken shape in supporting women’s health, fitness and sport in the Kingdom, Zahran has been able to break ground in opening a fitness center dedicated to Sweat Army’s meticulously designed ...

Finding the courage to live your life, your way

Monday, 19 March 2018

I was ten years old when I looked into the mirror one day after being bullied at school and said to myself “You’re too plain and there’s nothing special about you. You’re not gonna amount to much.” With an incredibly warm family, who has embraced me at my best and at my worst, I now find it difficult to link the source of these poisonous thoughts to some random bullying. It was deeply rooted in my subconscious mind because I remember having this conversation with ...

VIDEO: India’s pink auto-rickshaws put women in the driving seat

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Pink auto-rickshaws run by women, and for women, have started a revolution of sorts in India. The government has been compelled to launch this fleet of women-only auto-rickshaws in the wake of rising cases of sexual harassment in public transport. They are based on the belief that women feel safe travelling in these three-wheelers. These mechanized rickshaws double as source of dignity and financial independence for women drivers. Majority of these women are either widows or separated. Routine ...

WATCH: ‘I’ll wear hijab when you do’ Iranian woman tells man who slapped her

Friday, 16 March 2018

An Iranian woman was physically and verbally assaulted after a man slapped her for refusing to wear the hijab. In a video that has been circulated on social media, the woman can be seen responding to the man who was driving his car but, specifically stopped in a parking lot, believed to be in Tehran, to comment or her visible hair. The man yelled, demanding that she must “obey the rules”, reported the Daily Mail. Firmly responding to him, the woman said: “I don’t like ...

Saudi women make the most of International Women’s Day

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The idea of celebrating the International Women’s Day dates back to the beginning of the second half of the 19th century when demonstrations were staged by thousands of women in New York City in protest against the ill-treatment they had been subjected to.They demanded a change in the difficult circumstances under which they were forced to work. Police used force to disburse these demonstrations. But the struggle by women seeking their rights continued for a long time and New York ...

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VIDEO: Meet the lone female pilot in a UN desert unit

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Flying across the vast deserts of Mali on reconnaissance and protection missions would be a challenge for any pilot, but Sandra Hernandez stands out. She’s the only female helicopter pilot in El Salvador’s contingent of the UN’s Mali peacekeeping mission.

Iranian security forces crack down on protest marking women's day

Friday, 9 March 2018

Dozens of women gathered in front of the Iranian Ministry of Labor on Thursday, which coincided with Women's Day, to call for more rights, while security forces closed roads around the ministry and deployed troops in the area, according to local media outlets. A week ahead of the demonstrations, several social media campaigns were launched by activists in the country urging the need for better women's rights in Iran. According to local newspapers, Iranian security took fierce measures against ...

VIDEO: First Arab female to pilot world’s biggest aircraft

Friday, 9 March 2018

Emirates Airline appointed Egyptian Pilot Nevin Darwish to fly Airbus 380; the world’s biggest commercial aircraft.. Egyptian Pilot Nevin Darwish will be the first Arab Egyptian female to be assigned flying the Airbus 380. Emirates Airlines shared a video on its official YouTube channel featuring Captain Nevine Darwish from Egypt and First Officer Alia Al Muhairi from the UAE flying the iconic Emirates Airbus A380 from Dubai to Vienna for International Women's Day. Captain Darwish is the ...

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