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Zainab Alkhawaja: The Female Face of the Bahraini Struggle

Zainab Alkhawaja  has been hailed the female face of the Bahraini struggle. Zainab was arrested and detained on April 21st 2012 whilst protesting against the country hosting the Formula One.   Via Twitter, @Shehabia told us the charges against Zainab were: inciting hatred against the regime, three assaults on officers and obstructing traffic. Zainab was demanding … Continue reading

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.  www.soundcloud.com/homegrownsounds

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

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi – The Most Powerful Arab Woman

Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi has topped the list again of the 100 most powerful Arab Women 2012 by CEO Middle East magazine for the second year running.  The list ranks Arab women according to the number of people whose lives they have touched and influenced. Previously minister for the economy and planning, UAE-born Sheikha was praised for her … Continue reading

One Woman Show: Meet Zahra Noorbakhsh

Happy Persian New Year! It’s Nowrūz today and to celebrate the beginning of the new year in the Iranian calendar, Our Other Sisters has interviewed Zahra Noorbakhsh. Zahra is a Muslim, Iranian-American writer, performer and comedian. She has two one-woman shows: “All Atheists Are Muslim” and “Hijab and Hammerpants.” Zahra has contributed to the Anthology … Continue reading

Afghanistan’s Future: Fawzia Koofi

”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, defenceless and victimised community of women in Afghanistan today. My struggle began the day I … Continue reading