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WISE Self Defense Tutorial: A three-part series

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In light of recent attacks on Muslim women and the negative political climate, Layali teamed up with the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment – WISE to do a three-part self defense tutorial series. WISE founder and president Rana Abdelhamid and WISE’s chief self defense instructor Maryam K. Aziz (2nd Degree Blackbelt in Goju Ryu Karate) show us tips on how to defend ourselves from the three most common attacks against Muslim women.

 

 

5 things I learned from starting a non-profit with a fellow Muslimah

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Four years ago, a group of girls were connected via an email. That email, sent by one of our fellow Muslim friends, signed off with a simple, and unassuming “I understand that you are both interested in public health in the Arab world….and I hope you can complement one another in your endeavors moving forward.” Read More

Why this Muslimah is teaching women self-defense

I had the chance to sit down with Rana Abdelhamid, the founder and president of the Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) before her self-defense course in Washington, D.C. Read More