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Our Other Sisters meet Shaimaa Khalil

Our Other Sisters visited Shaimaa Khalil, an inspiring Egyptian journalist who works in London at the BBC World Service. We asked Shamiaa about the emergence of feminism in Egypt before and after the revolution. Music courtesy of Home Grown Sounds.

Fawzia Koofi at The Frontline Club

”I’ve come a long way passing many challenges, trials and sorrows along the road. From my humble beginnings as an outspoken female child in a misogynist society that did not value the female voice, to a voice for the vulnerable, defenseless and victimized community of women in Afghanistan today. My struggle began the day I … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: Turning a corner

Manal al Sharif, a single mother from Saudi Arabia, is suing traffic police for rejecting her driving license application and ignoring her subsequent complaints to authorities. Founder of the Women2Drive campaign, Al Sharif’s struggle began when she was arrested in May 2011 for getting behind the wheel. Her battle for women’s rights to drive and travel … Continue reading