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Reema Abdullah is a role model for Saudi women athletes

March 26, 2012

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Aspiring to be the first Saudi woman to carry the Olympic torch is brave in a country that condemns female physical exercise Eman Al Nafjan guardian.co.uk, Monday 26 March 2012 Reema Abdullah, Jeddah United striker and Olympic hopeful. Photograph: AP The first school I went to in Riyadh was, of course, an all-girls school. I […]

Egypt’s Women Find Power Still Hinges on Men

January 11, 2012

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Ed Ou for The New York TimesSamira Ibrahim filed a case against “virginity tests” by soldiers.  CAIRO — At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cairo, stripped off her clothes, and watched as she was forcibly subjected to a “virginity test.” But […]

Child Bride in Jordan Puts Daughters on Same Path

August 22, 2011

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By Iqbal TamimiWeNews correspondentMonday, August 22, 2011 What kind of mothers subject their daughters to drudgery, deny them education and threaten them with early marriage and other human rights abuses? The answer, one family’s story suggests, are women who’ve gone through just that themselves. AMMAN, Jordan (WOMENSENEWS)–Fawzeya, a 70-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian woman living in a Palestinian […]

Child Bride in Jordan Puts Daughters on Same Path

August 22, 2011

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By Iqbal TamimiWeNews correspondentMonday, August 22, 2011 What kind of mothers subject their daughters to drudgery, deny them education and threaten them with early marriage and other human rights abuses? The answer, one family’s story suggests, are women who’ve gone through just that themselves. AMMAN, Jordan (WOMENSENEWS)–Fawzeya, a 70-year-old Palestinian-Jordanian woman living in a Palestinian […]