Latest blog posts about Lebanese women
Lebanese beauty Rima Fakih: The First Ever Muslim Miss USA
Posted on 22/05/2010
They do say that Lebanese women are up there among the world’s great beauties. And now it’s official: Lebanon-born Rima Fakih has become the first ever Muslim woman to win Miss USA. Rima’s family hails from southern Lebanon, emigrating to the US when she was a child. Her victory has been met with admiration and disdain from different branches of the Muslim community: some of whom see it as a triumph, others who view the very nature of the American beauty pageant as immodest.
Nancy Arjam: How to Be a Famous Lebanese Arabic Singer, Humanitarian and Supermum!
Posted on 11/04/2010
Lebanese Arabic singer and goodwill ambassador Nancy Arjam has done rather a lot with her 27 years on this planet. The 3rd best selling female artist in Lebanese history, Nancy’s 7 studio albums have netted over 2 million record sales. She’s the youngest Arab WMA winner to date, a UN Goodwill ambassador and the one and only female sponsor and spokesperson for Coca-Cola in the Arab world. A happily married mum and icon for young Arab girls the world over, it’s no wonder Nancy’s been described as one of the Middle East’s most influential stars.
Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar: Turning Over a New Leaf for Lebanese Women
Posted on 23/10/2009
Ibrahim Najjar is an altogether different kind of politician, or so it would seem. The newly appointed Lebanese Minister for Justice is progressive and pro-women’s rights – he’s even written a couple of books on the subject. Women’s groups and women’s rights activist throughout the Lebanon are heralding Najjar’s appointment as a positive step for change and the unfreezing of certain archaic laws regarding women’s movements in the middle eastern nation that regarded as both liberal and behind in certain aspects of its legislation, particularly regarding the role and freedom of Lebanese women.
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