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Hoda Muthana The Case that Could Redefine Who Is Undeniably American

Hoda Muthana: The Case that Could Redefine Who Is Undeniably American

Citizenship acquired by birth should be undeniable, regardless of what crimes an individual has committed, unless the citizen is of a minority background, it seems. Hoda Muthana’s case could set a dangerous precedent.
ReCoded A Nonprofit that is Empowering Iraqi Youth through Technology

Re:Coded—A Nonprofit Empowering Iraqi Youth through Technology

Marcello Bonatto and Alexandra Clare co-founded Re:Coded in 2016. The nonprofit is the first coding bootcamp for displaced youth in conflict-affected countries. The inspiring initiative reimagines the way the world thinks about the potential of young people, no matter their circumstances or background.
A Visit to Marrakech’s Contemporary African Art Museum with President Othman Lazraq.

A Visit to Marrakech’s Contemporary African Art Museum with President Othman Lazraq

"I’m not a militant, I’m not an activist, I’m just engaged. And I’m pretty sure that’s the only, only, only way for Morocco and for Africa to become a hub and to attract people–not only for the belly-dancers but for the culture."
Afrikayna Brings Morocco Home to its Roots

Afrikayna Brings Morocco Home to its Roots

Using music and art, one association in Casablanca is trying to bridge the divide between Morocco and its African neighbors.
Divorce in the Arab Gulf: A Sign of the Changing Times

Divorce in the Arab Gulf: A Sign of the Changing Times

Although Islam permits divorce, it is strongly discouraged and deemed the “most despised of permissible acts by God.” Yet, in the Arab Gulf, divorce is on the rise. Both men and women are increasingly choosing divorce over staying in an unhappy marriage, regardless of the stigma.
Every Bit Counts Building a Better Future for Women in the Scientific Field

Every Bit Counts: Building a Better Future for Women in the Scientific Field

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an annual celebration of female achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

Moroccan Sufi Music Premieres on World Music Label

In a first for what some call “world music,” a new album featuring Moroccan Sufi music, reflecting a spiritual dimension of Islam, is being released this month.
Overcoming the Odds: The Challenges for Women’s Financial Inclusion in the MENA Region

Overcoming the Odds: The Challenges for Women’s Financial Inclusion in the MENA Region

Despite various attempts to increase the participation rates of women in financial systems worldwide, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still lags behind.
Boosting Women’s Entrepreneurship Through Female Impact Investors in the MENA Region

Boosting Women’s Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region Through Impact Investment

Women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem face formidable obstacles when it comes to accessing finance. The introduction of impact investment and the increasing number of female impact investors in the region could usher in a new age of gender, social, and financial inclusion in the Arab world.

Banking on the Future: Developing Financial Opportunities for MENA Women

Low rates of female participation in public life in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have long undermined the region’s potential. However, the new global push for financial inclusion for women is likely to have a transformative effect on the region’s economy and society.