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Maha Akeel

Maha Akeel is director of Social and Family Affairs at the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Twitter: @MahaAkeel1

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Women’s confidence soaring thanks to their empowerment

I still pinch myself when I’m driving to work that this is not a dream. I look around me to confirm that I am actually driving in Jeddah and not in a city in another country. A year after the historic decision to allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia, it still feels new and exciting.

June 23, 2019

No excuses, we must lead more healthy lifestyles




Saudi Arabia has recently issued several laws that prohibit smoking in public places. (AFP)

April 23, 2019