Title

Hidaya Al Salem achievements.

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Melony Shemberger

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Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Title:

Hidaya Al Salem: Her fight against corruption and the police force, and for full suffrage for women.

Hidaya was born in Kuwait 1935 and died in 2001. She was the first female journalist, and also the first middle school teacher in Kuwait City. Al Salem was a Kuwaiti social activist who campaigned against official corruption and also she was a Kuwaiti feminist who are demanding the right of Kuwaiti women to vote in political election. Al Salem was an active board member of the Kuwait journalists’ association, Kuwaiti women's association, owner and editor in chief of Al-Majalis magazine. She was the author of notable women in the holy Quran. She explained how Islam treated women nicely in her book notable women in the holy Quran. In 2001, Al Salem was murdered in Kuwait City, when an armed attacker opened fire on her six times while she was driving her car to women and culture conference. According to press reports, “the reasons behind this assassination could be alleged financial disputes within Al Salem's family and other alleged disputes with some of her employees”.

Location

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

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Hidaya Al Salem achievements.

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

Title:

Hidaya Al Salem: Her fight against corruption and the police force, and for full suffrage for women.

Hidaya was born in Kuwait 1935 and died in 2001. She was the first female journalist, and also the first middle school teacher in Kuwait City. Al Salem was a Kuwaiti social activist who campaigned against official corruption and also she was a Kuwaiti feminist who are demanding the right of Kuwaiti women to vote in political election. Al Salem was an active board member of the Kuwait journalists’ association, Kuwaiti women's association, owner and editor in chief of Al-Majalis magazine. She was the author of notable women in the holy Quran. She explained how Islam treated women nicely in her book notable women in the holy Quran. In 2001, Al Salem was murdered in Kuwait City, when an armed attacker opened fire on her six times while she was driving her car to women and culture conference. According to press reports, “the reasons behind this assassination could be alleged financial disputes within Al Salem's family and other alleged disputes with some of her employees”.