Category Archives : Million.Middle East


Rafia Gulani (Pakistan)

  Ms. Rafia Gulani was born on 11th February 1965 in the Diplo town of Tharparkar which is a poverty-stricken drought-prone region of the Sindh province of Pakistan. She hails from the Diplai Memon community which is known for its commitment to education. Her father Gul Muhammad Gulani was a renowned educationist and moved from […]


Mukhtar Mai (Pakistan)

  Mukhtar Mai was born in 1972, in a small village in Pakistan. She only knew Koran and she often taught children to read Koran. People in village was poor and they were often oppressed by the richer class. A serious tragedy happened when she was 30.   In June 2002, Mai’s brother Shakur was […]


Aida Abu-Ras(Jordan)

  Regional Gender Advisor United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Brief Profile: From Jordan Working in Peace Women Across the Globe, as Regional representative for the Middle East Now based in Qatar Having been working in the area of human rights and gender for the past ten years Co-founder and board member of […]


Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan)

Malala Yousafzai, born on July 12, 1997 in Pakistan, is a activists fighting for education for women. She is also a feminist who believes “anyone should be feminists, because the real meaning of feminism is equality.” In 2014, she was awarded with the Nobel Prize, while she was also access to international children’s peace Prize, […]


Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan)

Malala Yousafzai is only an 18-year-old girl; however, she has already made great influence regarding education in less developed countries. Pakistan Malala grew up in a family in Pakistan. Malala’s father is an educator, therefore Malala appreciates the importance of knowledge and education since her childhood.   Extremist terrorist organization Taliban occupied the northern part […]


Malālah Yūsafzay (Pakistan)

Malālah Yūsafzay is a Pakistani girl (12 July 1997). She is the youngest Nobel Prize winner. She fight for education rights for women.   She was born in the Swat District of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Her name means grief-stricken. She study in the local school, but Taliban forbid women study in school in […]


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Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Pakistan)

    Originally published on  Sharmeen Obaid Films Photo by Sharmeen Obaid Films Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an Academy and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Her work centers on human rights and women’s issues. She has worked with refugees and marginalized communities from Saudi Arabia to Syria and from Timor Leste to the Philippines. By bringing […]


Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Israel)

  Ayelet Gundar-Goshen: The unseen Written by Mark Reynolds Bookanista Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s debut novel One Night, Markovitch, published last year, is a funny, sensual and unshakably poetic reimagining of a true-life story in which an unremarkable man agrees an arranged marriage to a beautiful woman, then reneges on his promise of a quick divorce. In […]


Fatima Bhutto (Pakistan)

  Fatima Bhutto borders on empathy Written by Mark Reynolds Originally published on Bookanista Fatima Bhutto’s mesmerising and impassioned debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon focuses on the impossible but urgent choices facing five young people living in the tribal areas on the Pakistan border with Afghanistan, where communities are under constant threat […]