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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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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

Let our children learn, and the jobs will come

Arab countries have suffered for decades as a result of youth marginalization and unemployment, despite their being vastly rich in human capital and despite the great importance Arabs have traditionally placed on knowledge and learning.

November 24, 2017