Search Results for Tag: saudi arabia
Widely perceived as a Hindu spiritual practice, yoga was not officially permitted for decades in Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam where all non-Muslim worship is banned. But last November the kingdom finally recognised yoga as a sport, despite the risk of hardline opposition.
Date08.12.2018 | 13:29
Saudi poet Hissa Hilal created a whirlwind in 2010 with her poems criticizing religious fanaticism. The documentary The Poetess follows her life after the uproar, in a Saudi Arabia undergoing great change.
Date26.06.2018 | 11:05
TagsAndreas Wolff, cleric, Hissa Hilal, Million's Poet, Mohammed bin Salman, saudi arabia, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Stefanie Brockhaus, The Poetess, women's rights
The #MeToo movement has been lauded as a catalyst for change. But what effects has it really had for women worldwide? A DW Arts.21 special brought international activists together at the Global Media Forum to find out.
Date13.06.2018 | 20:19
Tags#MeToo, Ellen Harrington, Global Media Forum, Jasad, Joumana Haddad, Rokhaya Diallo, saudi arabia, Urvashi Butalia, women's rights
For the first time in 35 years, Saudis can go to the movies again in their country, part of a drive to modernize the arch-conservative desert kingdom. Saudi blogger Dahlia Rahaimy told DW how important the reforms are.
Date21.04.2018 | 12:52
TagsDahlia Rahaimy, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi, saudi arabia, women's rights
Thanks to the courage of a few, Saudi Arabian women are now managing companies and will soon be allowed to drive cars. The documentary “A Silent Revolution” showcases Saudi Arabia’s female movers and shakers. Elizabeth Grenier talked to director Danya Alhamrani and producer Dania Nassief
Date07.03.2018 | 17:49
TagsA Silent Revolution, Dania Nassief, Danya Alhamrani, Human rights, saudi arabia, women's rights
The Quran calls for women to dress modestly, though interpretations as to what that means vary. Here an overview of the most common types of clothing worn by Muslim women.
Date08.02.2018 | 14:37
Tagsabaya, burqa, chador, Gulf States, Hijab, Iran, muslim, niqab, Quran, Salafi, saudi arabia, women's rights
Saudi Arabia has announced it will allow women to get a driver’s license without permission of a legal guardian. Learn about some other milestones women in the Islamic kingdom have reached through the years. – By Carla Bleiker
Date13.01.2018 | 15:59