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Stories from 'abroad'

Najwa ( a nickname ) : “ I am 36 years old , i was born in Paris, France. Both my parents are Egyptian, I was born Egyptian, I officially became French when I was 18. … Read More»

SAUDI ARABIA: Wadjda, the Country's First Female Film, Is Oscar Entry by Xan Brooks, The Guardian, September 16, 2013

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Offer: The Netherlands’ Human Rights Fund Small Activities 2013 - Deadline: SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

The ‘Human Rights Fund Small Activities’ offered by Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands is accepting proposals from NGOs. … Read More»

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"Not our region’s or continent’s problem?” – Thinking and Acting Together To Fight Diseases

Despite seemingly insuperable odds, the HIV community has come a long way in 30+ years, even when a decade ago it seemed this disease would extensively wallop mankind. … Read More»

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Women Leading Change in Transitioning Societies

What kind of leadership is most effective in societies undergoing upheaval and/or transition? … Read More»

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Beyond Olympics: Women and Sports in Arabia

As IOC (International Olympic Committee) assess a list of female candidates upon receiving a last minute unofficial inclusion decision from Saudi Arabia, we could possibly begin writing history of Sau … Read More»

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‘But I am cured from TB!’ – The human cost of Tuberculosis prevention and deportation policy

He could not tell them about his lung scar, he was afraid to lose this opportunity, again. Upon pre-departure medical check-up he got stamped ‘unfit’ in 2011. … Read More»

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Punishing a woman for a crime that is not a crime ?

Just as when int’l media outlet’s attention waned on the social issue of women drivers, Shaima, the woman whose lashing sentence was allegedly ‘pardoned by king’ is going to be lashed any way. … Read More»

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Saudi Arabia grants women the right to vote

Saudi Arabia grants women the right to vote for the first time in its modern history as part of changes King Abdullah said will let them run in future municipal elections. … Read More»

SAUDI ARABIA: Claiming Our Right to Drive

On June 17, Saudi women have chosen to collectively take the wheel despite a nation-wide ban against female drivers. According to World Pulse correspondent Farona, the collective action couldn't come soon enough. Read More »

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