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The Arab Women Foundation Finally Has Its First Saudi Member

Portrait of Norah Al-Haqbani.

Norah Al-Haqbani has just joined The Arab Women Foundation as a member of its board of directors, making her the first Saudi women to do so since its founding nearly two decades ago. Now, the non-governmental organization, which serves to increase Arab women’s presence in social, political, and economic fields through a series of programs, boasts an even more diverse lineup that comprises board members from a series of Arab nations, including Iraq, the UAE, Jordan, Libya, Sudan, Egypt, Oman, and Morocco.

Fatima Majed Al-Sirri, the deputy chairperson of the Dubai-based foundation, explained that the reporter and television presenter was chosen unanimously “in recognition of her professionalism and her various contributions to women’s causes.” Speaking to BBC, Al-Haqbani reveals that she looks forward to “Having a positive impact on female empowerment, fighting for women’s causes, and supporting them and their efforts,” in her new role. As do we.

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