طاق کسری جمیله خرازی

Taq Kasra, SOAS University of London

Celebrating Persian Architecture Bridges Cultural Divides

So often, human beings focus on the differences that divide us rather than the commonality that unites us. We have different languages and manners of dress. We hold different cultural and ethical values. We perceive the world in different ways based on where we are from and the experiences we’ve had. However, we share a love and respect for art and architecture.

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Women in the United Arab Emirates

Women in the United Arab Emirates

What is being done

Women in the United Arab Emirates are second-class citizens compared to their male counterparts. However, some states are more progressive than others are. For example, Dubai boasts a generation of women that are educated and career driven according to BBC. This does not stop the pre-installed misconceptions that women face on a daily. Equality is still very much vacant in much of the UAE. Nonetheless, the tide of change has come in the form of empowerment; Empowerment through change.

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Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Drive for First Time

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Drive for First Time

A plan to better the lives of women living in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday marked a historic day for women in Saudi Arabia. A royal decree now allows women of the region to drive, without the permission of a male guardian. In a country where women need permission from a male guardian to do pretty much anything, this is huge. This is all part of a plan set by His Majesty The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to reform and change the kingdom's economy. He believes in the power of women and the need for social change.

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