EVENT: Al Waref & AIC with Project Nur Present:
What challenges do women face in living daily life in the Gulf?
What human rights violations against women have been documented and need correction?
What efforts and progress have been made to protect the human rights of women?
Join us to hear two presentations on these issues and to participate in the Q&A period.
Marvin Center, Room 403
George Washington University
800 21st Street, NW
Near orange & blue line Foggy Bottom metro station
Free and Open to the Public
Reception and Book Signing will follow
Please RSVP to Project Nur's Facebook event page or at
Maliha Ahmed Alshehab is a Saudi feminist, activist and writer who has published numerous articles through a variety of outlets on Saudi women and their human rights struggles. From 2007 to 2010 she was a columnist for Al Watan, the leading newspaper in Saudi Arabia. Due to the controversial nature of her articles, she was terminated from her position at Al Watan and unable to find another media outlet in Saudi Arabia willing to publish her work. She is currently a columnist for Al Rai, a newspaper based in Kuwait. Many of her articles have received awards including the King Faisal University Award and the Imam Mohammed University Award. In January 2010 her first book (Arabic) was released, entitled Saudi Woman: Voice and Image, which will be available during the book signing after the presentations.
Rafiah Al-Talei is a seasoned Omani journalist and frequent commentator on several Arabic television and radio programs. Among the positions she has held in the Omani press is Editor-in-chief of Al Mar'ah, Oman's only bi-lingual women’s magazine. An advocate for civil and women’s rights in the Middle East, she became the first woman to run as a candidate for Oman’s parliament. She currently is a frequent contributor to the Arab Reform Bulletin released by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace of Washington DC, and a columnist for Al Shabiba, a daily newspaper based in Muscat, Oman.