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Aswat: Voices of Arabia

Nov 29, 2018

Susie met Adnan in 1977, while they were both students at The University of Arizona. She's American and he's Saudi.

They fell in love.

After a long courtship, they married in 1990 and lived in America for 30 years.

Then, in 2007, they moved to Saudi Arabia.

Susie tells her story and how blogging about her experiences...

Nov 16, 2018

Everyday, in many cities around the world, women lace up their running shoes and head out the door, to run in the streets and parks of their community. However, in Saudi Arabia this is a relatively new concept for women. Up until 2013, girls in public schools weren’t allowed to do sport at school and you rarely...

Nov 2, 2018

Nadia Dandachi has been playing the piano for 21 years. She's only 24 years old. She's performed at Davos in front of world leaders and spoken at the United Nations about the development of Arts and Music in Saudi Arabia.

Even though there have been many changes here, there is still little opportunity for Nadia to...

Oct 19, 2018

Mariam Ferdous is the first Saudi woman and only one of three women worldwide to dive at the North Pole.


This audio uses sound from Free Sound: Underwater bubbling by Hampusnoren (

Oct 3, 2018

Sporty abayas have made it easier for women in Saudi Arabia to exercise in public. The designer, Eman Joharjy tells us her story.