3 female politicians challenging norms in the Middle East and North Africa

Raya al-Hassan, Fawzia Abdulla Yusuf Zainal, Souad Abderrahim: Here are 3 female politicians challenging norms in the Middle East and North Africa.

How women in Pakistan are creating political change

Activist Shad Begum has spent her life empowering women to live up to their full potential. In a personal talk, she shares her determined struggle to improve the lives of women in her deeply religious and conservative community in northwest Pakistan — and calls for women around the world to find their political voice. “We must stand up for our own rights — and not wait for someone else to come and help us,” Begum says.

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