In a world where Islamic women in Iran are put behind bars for letting go off their hijab in public, Saudi Princess, Ameerah Al-Taweel broke all forms of societal norms by freeing herself from the bondage of a hijab, burka and a life within the four walls of the house.
Ameerah married one of the richest businessmen in the world, Al-Waleed bin Talal at the age of 18 in 2001. Although this was the then 46-year-old Prince’s third marriage, Ameerah believed they had clicked during their very first meet.
Stating that she didn’t intend to live her life by just being someone’s wife, Ameerah soon made it to the spotlight by becoming the vice-chairperson of Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations. She began advocating for women civil rights; right from the right to driving to the right of retaining custody of children post the divorce.
Ameerah not just stood for the Saudi Arabian women, but also made immense contributions for women, children and the needy around the world. Having met several notable personalities from the political world, she was able to use her influence in areas of concern.
In a world where a Muslim woman till date struggles to have an identity of their own, Ameerah has shown us what an oppressed woman is capable of achieving!