Posts Tagged “women”

American Human Rights Council Empowers Women

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American Human Rights Council Empowers Women

American Human Rights Council Empowers Women By Allison Folmar For over 100 years, valiant women who refuse to be silenced have led the fight against voter disenfranchisement and suppression. It was and remains women at the forefront of the movement enacting legislative change pronouncing that every person is deserving of the rights and responsibilities of…

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Saudi Human Rights Commission details efforts to end violence against women

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Saudi Human Rights Commission details efforts to end violence against women

Saudi Human Rights Commission details efforts to end violence against women Head of Saudi Human Rights Commission Reaffirms The Kingdom’s Commitment to Ending All Forms of Violence Against Women ​ Women’s rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have seen an unprecedented transformation, due to the historical decisions made under the leadership of Custodian of…

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Saudi Arabia Issues Sweeping Changes to Enhance Role of Women in Society

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Saudi Arabia Issues Sweeping Changes to Enhance Role of Women in Society

Saudi Arabia Issues Sweeping Changes to Enhance Role of Women in Society The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced a series of sweeping legal changes to enhance the role of women in society, including an end to restrictions on travel and far-reaching labor provisions that guarantee women equal pay in the workplace and protection against…

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Abu Ghraib at Home in America

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Abu Ghraib at Home in America

Abu Ghraib at Home in America By B. Nimri Aziz “This is not what America is about” argues a reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol ‘guarding’ migrants held in detention centers.  Sorry Mr. Thompson (Propublica journalist who broke this story); THIS IS what America is…

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100 Arab American women team up for fundraising event

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100 Arab American women team up for fundraising event

100 Arab American women team up for fundraising event Annual event to be held for the fifth year at salon and spa When people come together to give, it makes a stronger impact. Nothing demonstrates that more than 100 Arab American Women Who Care, a one-of-a-kind event centered on philanthropy and giving back to the…

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Macy’s announces new line of Muslim clothing

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Macy’s announces new line of Muslim clothing

Macy’s announces new line of Muslim clothing Muslims continue to grow as a community and its not surprising that Muslims are not only being targeted as voters by politicians, but also as retail consumers by businesses. One of the latest businesses to appeal to Muslims is Macy’s one of the nation’s largest retail department stores…

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Empowering women to solve refugee crisis focus of speech

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Empowering women to solve refugee crisis focus of speech Nezha Alaoui Was a Featured Speaker at the UCLA Center for Middle East Development’s 12th Annual Conference, ‘Enriching the Middle East’s Economic Future’. President and Founder of Mayshad Foundation Discussed Empowering Women and Importance of Entrepreneurship to Help Solve Refugee Crisis at Invite-Only Event in Doha…

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New book released on a Jewish immigrant’s story to Israel

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New book released on a Jewish immigrant’s story to Israel

New book released on a Jewish immigrant’s story to Israel Chutzpah & High Heels Launched by Yotzeret Publishing New memoir explores life as an American immigrant in Israel and Jewish pluralism February 7, 2017 – St. Paul, MN – Yotzeret Publishing, which publishes books written from a Jewish perspective with a specialty in those written…

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Photos: Exhibit features women’s crafts in Gaza

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Photos: Exhibit features women’s crafts in Gaza

Photos: Exhibit features women’s crafts in Gaza By Mohammed Asad Palestinians take part in a Heritage exhibition for handicrafts products in Gaza city, on January 17, 2017. This exhibition gives room for the ladies present  their products to feed their families.

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Morocco Bans the Burqa

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Morocco Bans the Burqa

Morocco Bans the Burqa The Moroccan authorities have invoked security reasons to prohibiting the burqa, which is rarely worn by Moroccan women who prefer the hijab. Moroccan authorities have prohibited the manufacture and sale of burqas for security reasons. The measure appears to be motivated by security concerns, where “bandits have repeatedly used this garment…

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Israel boards anti-embargo boat in international waters

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Israel boards anti-embargo boat in international waters

Israeli Military boards boat in international waters seeking to break the embargo against Gaza. Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians have been suffering under Israel’s iron-fist embargo which controls everything from water, electricity and building materials. At 9:58 am (EST), the Israeli navy intercepted and captured the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters. The sailing boat was…

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Palestinians protest Violence against women

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Palestinians protest Violence against women

Palestinian women protest violence by Israeli soldiers and armed settlers on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Israeli soldiers have targeted women and children in responding to protests against Israel’s Apartheid occupation of Palestine By Mohammed Asad Dozens of women, in the Gaza Strip on Sunday Nov. 29, 2015 formed a…

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