Iranian women dress up as men to attend football match

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

A group of Iranian female soccer fans used false beards to challenge a ban on women’s presence ......

WATCH: Girls attacked at school in Sanaa for refusing to shout Houthi cry

Saturday, 14 April 2018

A Houthi supervisor attacked school girls at Al Manar high school in Sanaa when they refused to ......

India’s delivery girls on the road to break gender stereotypes

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Girls in the Indian capital of New Delhi are breaking another stereotype by joining the ......

VIDEO: Woman becomes first to get verdict against harasser in Upper Egypt

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A 20-year-old Egyptian woman named Rania became the first to get a court ruling against a sexual ......

Girl in Saudi Gone Wild: There she was just a ’walkin’ down the mud-caked alley

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Fatimah S. Baeshen is a director at the Arabia Foundation. A Saudi national, she joined the Arabia Foundation after having worked with the Saudi Ministry of Labor and the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh between 2014 and 2017. Her focus areas include the labor market, private sector development, and women’s economic empowerment. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant in socio-economic strategy for the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development. She earned her master’s degree with a focus on Islamic finance from the University of Chicago, and her Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


First Saudi jobs website focused on hiring more women

Thursday, 20 July 2017

An Algerian biomedical engineer is on a mission to make it easier for women to find work in Saudi ......

Team Bicicleta: Saudi girls united in their love for cycling

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ndima Abu El-Enein rides her bicycle alongside her colleagues on the Corniche road in Jeddah, west ......

Saudi public schools to introduce physical education for girls

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Saudi public schools will begin offering physical education for girls in the coming academic year, ......

The people and ‘matter of the bicycle’

Monday, 13 March 2017

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy


By age 6, girls less likely to believe they are ‘brilliant’

Friday, 27 January 2017

Gender stereotypes emerge early, and by age six, girls are less likely to believe females are &ldquo ......

Daughter debates: Should young girls wear make-up out the house?

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Since the dawn of time, toddlers have enjoyed mimicking their parents. Whether it’s playing ......

Dying to be like Barbie? The truth behind underage eating disorders

Sunday, 16 October 2016

How much attention do you pay to the toys your children play with? You probably assess if they&rsquo ......

How Pakistani schoolgirl Malala joined the millionaires’ club

Friday, 01 July 2016

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education activist who survived a near-fatal attack by the ......

‘Pretty as a Princess:’ How Disney films are impacting young Arab girls

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

When Disney’s “Frozen” came out in 2013, parents around the world vented their ......

New school uniforms for Saudi schoolgirls ‘a hit with parents’

Sunday, 09 August 2015

Many parents have come out in support for the new uniform for Saudi schoolgirls announced in June by ......