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Figure of the month
May Rihani: A World with More Justice! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 January 2010 18:35

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.

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Wajeha Al-Huwaider: A Brave Heart! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 November 2009 07:40

Al Waref Exclusive
By Jennifer Young - Al Waref Senior Editor

The Al Waref Institute recognizes the many contributions of writer, journalist, mother, and activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider and honors her as the Figure of the Month for December 2009.

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Figure of the Month: Saeed Al-Khabaz, A Man with a Mission PDF Print E-mail
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.

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Figure of the Month: Ghada Samman, The Power of Word PDF Print E-mail
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.

 

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Figure of the Month: Raja Al Gurg, the Mother of Pearl among Businesswomen PDF Print E-mail

 

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).

 

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Figure of the Month:Adonis,The Promised Land of Poetry PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 August 2009 00:00


The poet and thinker Adonis has been selected by Al Waref Institute for Humanitarian Studies as the Figure of the Month of August. Adonis is considered one of the Arab world's greatest living poets.

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Figure of the month: Shirin Ebadi PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 July 2009 06:32


Shirin Ebadi has been selected by Al Waref Institute as the Figure of the Month of July .Shirin Abadi is the first Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in the area of human rights.

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Figure of the Month: George Tarabishi, Contemporary Intellectual Giant PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 19:49
George Tarabishi
By Diacorda Amosapa

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.
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Figure of the Month: May Chidiac, the Ardent Champion PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 May 2009 00:00
 


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.

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Figure of the Month: UAE Minister of Foreign Trade, Sheikha Lubna al Qasimi PDF Print E-mail

by Yvonne R. Davis*
Exclusive for Al Waref

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.

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