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[11 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Connecting, Inspiring, and Educating Women and Girls

Uraidah Hassani
New York, New York
“We envision a global community of women and girls who believe in their self-worth, are informed and smart decision-makers, and are motivated to be leaders and change-makers in their own communities.” – Uraidah Hassani, Founder and Executive Director, The Women Worldwide Initiative
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The persistence of gender inequities and poverty in all regions and countries across the globe is the most pressing and enduring issue of our time. The Women Worldwide Initiative believes that education and leadership training are crucial for women and girls to secure equal rights …

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[11 Apr 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Muslim Angel: A Poem

Muslim Angel: A Poem
By 2Deep the Poetess
 
Rush Hour
Dim light
The sound of the hustle and bustle of destined feet rush by
Head bobbing to the rhythm of modern complacency
Conformed to public transportation etiquette
Confined
Blending
Silenced
Until
Muslim angel,
Because such a thing exists,
Dressed in full, all white garb
Hijab edges outlined in sea-foam blue,
Magnifying her faith 10 times over,
Wonders towards me in a 5th attempt to gain assistance
Previous attempts brushed off by head turns
Flaps of Express newspapers in response to her
Popping like bullets of insults
As headlines of Osama’s demise dangle in her face
As if to say, “Look at what we can do …

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[5 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]
Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices

Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Curator Samina Ali about the vision and inspiration behind the new International Museum of Women exhibition, Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices. Her answers are below.
I was excited to hear about the Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices by the International Museum of Women! Can you share with our readers your role in this exhibition?
I’m the curator for the Muslima exhibition, which launched on March 8th and will be live until the end of December 2013. So for nine months, the exhibition will be …

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