This piece was fabulous!
Topic: Women Empowerment In Saudi Arabia – What it means and how it is tied to Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030.
I love running long distances. I started running to overcome frustration and anger associated with social pressures of being a woman and expectations of society. I was always an outlier, I knew I hated conformity-anything and everything that constricts, depletes or erodes one’s personal power is harmful for the soul.
I fought my battles on my own, and I found relief in running. It was my outlet and my way of breaking stereotypes.
Now, I run to create awareness about issues such as women empowerment and gender development in developing countries.
Dr. Ambreen Zaman Riaz
Pleased to announce that Dr. Ambreen Zaman-Riaz has been nominated for the Prestigious Nelson Mandela Social Service Award
From the MANAGEMENT TEAM:
“Dear Dr Riaz
Your nomination in the Individual Activist category is posted, but the entry for Civil Society is the same so I have only posted in one category. Thanks for responding to the campaign and submitting a nomination. The nomination is posted in our nominations gallery. http://www.youcanbethechange.com/index.php/awards/nominations“
Award Winning Social Business Enterprise ‘I Change Her Life’ started from a small start-up in Islampur, a small village tucked away in Mardan. The resources were limited and odds were against us. Most people thought we would not survive the first six months. When we approached certain agencies for networking and help, they turned against us.We persevered because we believed in our mission! Today, we are standing at the top of the pyramid and we want to share our success story with others so that our journey can inspire those who are struggling. We want to change the mindsets of people who base their opinions on prejudice, bigotry, myopic conditioning and closed ideas!