Ban Lifted: Saudi Women Can Drive in the Kingdom!

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For some, it is an inevitable task, for others, it was an unattainable privilege until now. Yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman announced that he is lifting the ban on women not being allowed to drive in the Gulf Kingdom. Prior to this lift, only men were allowed to have licenses in […]

Women’s ‘those days’ Recognized: Period!

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However we might boast about gender equality but there are situations where there is an unintentional unequal equilibrium created by us. One such situation is that of natural process of women’s menstruation where no one seems to pay attention to what they go through during this monthly process. Maybe, because […]

#MainHoonAzaad, a Step Towards Empowering Women Drivers

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This past Wednesday, taxi-hailing service Careem launched their new initiative, the #MainAzoodHain Campaign, that employs women drivers in the cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Careem, which rivals Uber, was launched in Dubai in 2012. The company operates in 32 cities across Middle East markets like the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt […]

Second People’s Choice Award Nomination for Priyanka Chopra

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The effortlessly talented Priyanka Chopra has managed to nab a People’s Choice Award nomination for the second year in a row — and we couldn’t be more proud of her. It was only the beginning of this year that Priyanka broke down barriers when she became the first South Asian woman […]

Make-up at the gym means fewer calories burned!

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By: Zahra Syed With summer quickly approaching, contrary to Canadian weather, the determination for people to head to the gym and workout is increasing. However, inside any typical gym bag, would you expect to find lipstick and mascara? A recent survey asked approximately 1907 women if they wore make-up while […]

And She’s Not Sorry.

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By Sijal Rehmane We’ve already spoken about Malala Yousafzai on this blog. We’ve also been vocal about how we feel regarding Madonna’s very special tribute to her at an L.A. concert which took place the very next day. However, the time has now come to have a more serious talk […]

Malala Yousafzai: Targeted for Advocating Education for Girls

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By Sijal Rehmane Malala Yousafzai is the extremely brave 14 –year-old activist of Swat Valley in North-Western Pakistan, who has been rallying for girls’ education since she was 11 years old. Her blog on BBC Urdu, titled Diary of a Pakistani Schoolgirl, chronicled her experiences as the Taliban shut down […]

The World Before Her

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The Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) kicked off yesterday and the SHE office is always super excited about any Canadian film festival, even if it does take place in a slightly different time zone. A feature we’re particularly looking forward to is a documentary by Canadian-Indian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja called […]

Farewell Prabuddha Dasgupta

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By: Sufia Imam On Sunday August 12th ,   Prabuddha Dasgupta, a man who had shared his artistic genius through a photo lens, passed away at the age of 58 in Mumbai, India.  The self-taught photographer was best known for his works on the female body form and for his deep, […]