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International Women’s Day – 3 Muslim Women to Celebrate

It’s International Women’s Day this week, and what better way to celebrate the ladies than by remembering the ones who paved the way for us all and those who continue to work towards a better life for women across the world. Here are three Muslim women worth celebrating.

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Anousheh Ansari

The Adventurer: Anousheh is the first Muslim woman to venture into space. The Iranian born who emigrated to America with her family as a teenager, has received multiple awards and recognitions for her entrepreneurial work. But in 2006 she took it to the next level when she joined a space mission. While up in space, she conducted a number of experiments on the effects of space travel on the human body.

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Tawakkul Karman

The Fighter: A journalist, politician and human rights activist, Tawakkul is a woman of many talents. She is also one of the 10 Muslims who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Tawakkul has been the face of uprisings, supported many activists for change and human rights in the Middle East and co-founded ‘Muslim Journalists without Chains’. This woman is unstoppable!

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Dalia Mogahed

The Wise: Dalia is one of Barack Obama’s closest advisors and the first Muslim woman to work in the White House. Since 2009, Dalia has guided the White House on the views and opinions of Muslims across America.

The Egyptian born, who is known as a passionate speaker and writer, has had a positive influence on the lives of Muslims and has recently proved she has a cracking sense of humour!

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