Do you know Ameera al-Taweel, the princess of Saudi Arabia? If not, you ought to. She's breaking down all sorts of barriers for women in the Middle East.
She’s 36 years old, she’s beautiful and one of the first women in her country to say no to the headscarf, appear publicly in European clothing, all while keeping an Eastern touch unique to her. In her opinion, every woman should be able to dress as they please. But what sets Ameera al-Taweel apart is not just her looks.
Al-Taweel, who completed her studies in Business Administration at the University of New Haven in the United States, decided to devote her life to humanitarianism and the fight for equality between men and women, having visited already over 70 countries across the globe. She has organised fundraisers, created an orphanage in Africa, led a relief mission in Somalia, and came to the aid of Pakistan after they faced extreme flooding. The princess of Saudi Arabia and her way of life are a perfect example of human kindness.
Among the other causes al-Taweel fights for is the right for every woman to be able to study and work, and drive and move around freely without permission from their husbands. She supports 'evolution, not revolution,' saying in a 2011 speech that:
People take their voices to the streets when they are not heard by their governments.
Check out our video above to learn more about this amazing princess!