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The first woman licensed publisher in Kuwait and across the Gulf States

Established "Osrati", the first magazine in the Gulf addressing women's issues

Major Accomplishments

Ghanima Al-Marzouq was the first woman licensed publisher in Kuwait and across the gulf states. Al-Marzouq received her university education in Cairo, studying media. Upon her return to Kuwait in 1965, she established Osrati, which was the first magazine in the Gulf countries dealing with family and women's issues. In addition to setting the course for many other women-focused journalists in Kuwait and the Gulf region, she also established many mosques, schools, and orphanages. In addition, Al-Marzouq was instrumental in spreading the views of moderate Muslim scholars, particularly those related to the role of women in Islam.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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