On 8 March, International Women’s Day  marks a time for the world to celebrate its fairer-sex. While promoting women’s rights and celebrating females everywhere, the annual event importantly puts ‘girl power’ into the spotlight. In a region often associated with female oppression, the day is particularly important for the Middle East. Not content with living in a man’s world’s, the region’s fearless feminists have been fighting for power and winning! From becoming influential politicians, to scandalous stars and thought-provoking writers, these courageous ladies have torn down barriers to excel in fields across the board. And it seems that nothing from criticism to time behind bars will stand in the way of these female heavy hitters. Here are some of the most powerful women the Middle East has to offer.
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