by Haya Shaath
“The Halal Girls is a support network to ease the transition for Saudi women returning home after studying abroad.”
In today’s globalized and highly connected world, support networks offer opportunities for more seamless transitions between countries. For Saudi women who are navigating two immensely contrasting cultural landscapes, it’s important to ensure that what was learnt – academically, socially, professionally, culturally – is sustained, cultivated and balanced with traditional values. This network is both online and offline, offering a space for women to come together to connect and share knowledge, experiences and expertise on navigating this transition and beyond.
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