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The Spirit of Sisterhood

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 22, 2013

By Queen Rania of Jordon, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Queen-RaniaThis post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

Today is Mother’s Day across the Arab world, so this baton goes out to every Arab mom, grandmother, and guardian.

They are the selfless women who love their children in ways they never knew possible and sacrifice so much for their happiness. They are the tireless women who work so hard to give their children opportunities they never had and instill in them the confidence to try new pursuits. They are the compassionate women who teach their children values so that they grow up as kind and engaged citizens.

With this baton comes a message of gratitude and respect for all that they do, every day, to nurture a healthy, happy and creative generation of children. Especially now.

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Her Majesty Queen Rania visits school girls in Amman, Jordan

In the last few years, we’ve witnessed seismic shifts in the political, economic and social landscape of the Middle East and North Africa.

Through it all, Arab women did what women everywhere do best: they multi-tasked. They raised their voices and joined the call for reform; they cared for their families in testing circumstances and they opened their doors to those in need. Women helped men. Women helped women. And, as the dust settles in many countries, women are critical to the urgent process of rebuilding. Read the rest of this entry »

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