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Defying The Odds

By: Anonymous ‘You swam the five oceans and want to climb the seven summits with the hijab on?’ one popular question I get asked frequently. People either think I am daring or ridiculous to opt for solo travel, but my love for challenges stems from my individuality, my identity, and my upbringing. I grew up trilingual in a mixed household; ...

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OAHR participate in EU parliament meeting to say ‘NO’ to FGM

The Omani Association for Human Rights (OAHR) participated in a meeting in Brussels, Belgian from 3 to 4 February 2020. This meeting was organised by END FGM EU Network which consists of thirty European organisations uniting to end Female Genital Mutilation in Europe and beyond including Terre Des Femmes (TDF) . TDF is a German non-profit women’s organisation based in ...

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URG Publish it’s report on Women’s Rights

The Universal Rights Group, it is an independent, human rights research center based in Geneva. Published on March 2019 its report on women’s rights. The regional workshop on ‘lifting religion-based reservations to the core international human rights conventions as a means of strengthening women’s rights at national level, and the role of women’s rights advocacy groups in that regard.’ was ...

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Basma AlKiyumi: I write in defence of my right!

An article was published on 22 January 2019, at an Omani electronic magazine called “Al Falaq”. written in Arabic by Basma Al Kiyumi; an Omani lawyer, human rights defender and a writer. The article entitled “I write in defence of my right!”, in which she explained the extent of discrimination and harassment she is subjected to in her work, especially ...

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ِFGM study in Oman shows high prevalence all over the Country

According to a study from Oman, female genital mutilation constitutes a widespread phenomenon in Oman in all age groups, and among women from all regional and educational backgrounds. Out of 100 women questioned 78 stated to be “circumcised” (they were asekd if had undergone “khatana al banat”). The human rights activist and statistician Habiba Al Hinai conducted the study “Female ...

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