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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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New OIC initiative aims to empower women in the Muslim world

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is about to launch its own independent organization for women — a landmark achievement in its efforts to empower women in the Muslim world.

October 19, 2020

Women front and center in Saudi Arabia’s transformation

A recent international report praised Saudi Arabia for the measures it has taken in the past two years toward empowering women.

February 23, 2020

A poll that reflects how Saudis feel, not just the stereotypes

The royal decree to allow women to drive in the Kingdom came as a happy surprise, not only for Saudis but for the whole world — with the decision making headlines globally. 

October 14, 2017

OIC taking more steps toward empowering women

We were bursting with joy in Saudi Arabia last week over the announcements that Saudi women would be heading important financial institutions, marking a great leap forward in a sector that is predominantly male.

March 08, 2017