Al Waref Exclusive By Jennifer Young Al Waref recognizes May Rihani as the Figure of the Month for January because of her many contributions in the areas of educational and economic development, women’s rights and equity, and community building. Her work on the ground, research in the field, and written documentation and analysis of policy have made Ms Rihani a leader in civil society, working for change and inspiring action in others.
Figure of the Month: Saeed Al-Khabaz, A Man with a Mission
Saturday, 31 October 2009 01:41
Al Waref Exclusive By Yvonne R. Davis Al Waref’s Figure of the Month is a man whose life experiences during his childhood - loss and struggle shaped him into a leader who literally touches the lives of over 100,000 people in his community on an annual basis through a medical health clinic practice and youth outreach.
Figure of the Month: Ghada Samman, The Power of Word
Sunday, 11 October 2009 23:42
Al Waref Exclusive
The Syrian Writer Ghada Samman, has been selected by Al Waref Institute for Humanitarian Studies in Washington, as the Figure of the Month for October. Ghada Samman is an outstanding Syrian writer who has written over 40 books, which include poetry, short stories, and novels.
Figure of the Month: Raja Al Gurg, the Mother of Pearl among Businesswomen
By Marah Bukai Al Waref Exclussive The Emirati businesswoman Mrs. Raja Al Gurg, has been selected by Al Waref Institute for Humanitarian Studies in Washington, as the Figure of the Month of September. Mrs. Al Gurg was recognized by the Forbes International Magazine as the 4th most powerful woman among 50 Strongest Arab Business Women in 2006 (a quantum jump from the 36th position in the year 2004).
Syrian author and social thinker George Tarabishi has been selected by Al Waref Institute as the Figure of the Month of June. Tarabishi is a contemporary intellectual giant whose work has made an integral contribution to debates in philosophy, politics and culture in the MENA region and the world.
By Diacorda Amosapa Lebanese journalist May Chidiac has been selected by Al Waref Institute as the Figure of the Month of May. Chidiac is a staunch advocate and practitioner of free speech who was brutally wounded for her efforts yet made a radiant comeback demonstrating that she would not be silenced. A bold critic of government misconduct and proponent of democracy in her beloved country of Lebanon, she serves as a shining example to all who share her values.
Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid al Qasimi has been selected by the Al Waref Institute as the figure of the month of April. She has met occupational success, striven for the continued betterment of her country, and acted as an inspiration to her society. Her dedication to her work and to the people of her country can be seen in the changes she makes economically, politically and socially. As an influential and inspirational political leader, Sheikha Lubna is recognized by Al Waref as one of the most impressive and esteemed figures of the region.