A group of women in Jordan are defying gender roles for a career on the road. While it’s not easy working in a male-dominated sector, the country’s female taxi drivers are willing to challenge the naysayers in order to do the job they love.
The recent killing of a young Israeli Arab woman is the latest in a string of murders believed to have been carried out by relatives. But after years of silence, the recent outburst has sparked soul searching in the community and unprecedented demonstrations against its mistreatment of women.
Nura Afia, a famous Muslim beauty blogger with thousands of subscribers to her YouTube channel, will appear in a commercial for CoverGirl, marking the first time a Muslim woman wearing a hijab has been featured in an ad for the brand.
A female candidate for elected office in Saudi Arabia is recording short campaign messages using Snapchat. She’s among 900 women who are the first female candidates to be allowed to run for public office.
Women who have been raped by Islamic State members are being denied abortions at least in part because of outdated U.S. foreign policy, according to New York Times. Many voices are calling for that to change.