Maria Hanif Al-Qassim

Maria Hanif Al-Qassim is an Emirati from Dubai who writes on development, gender and social issues. Twitter: @maria_hanif 

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Never underestimate the power of data

The period between 1958 and 1961 is one that is marked by what is known as the most devastating famine of modern age, that of the Great Chinese Famine, which resulted in tens of millions of unnecessary deaths.

July 26, 2018

Families are the real wealth of nations

In 1776, Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith wrote his timeless magnum opus, “The Wealth of Nations,” a fundamental work in classical economics and one of the world’s first descriptions of what builds a nation’s wealth.

April 04, 2018

The many faces of feminism

The past few weeks have brought with them significant strides in the long journey toward gender equality.

March 07, 2018

Languages hold the key to a prosperous future

It is easy to forget how central languages have been to our evolution as a species, and how they contributed to the rise of the most influential civilizations throughout history.

February 27, 2018

Islam is the cradle of women’s rights

Over the years, feminism has become a term largely associated with being both female and liberal, and that has especially been the case in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

December 10, 2017