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Avideo fea­tur­ing all the early trail­blaz­ers of the Arab re­gion was glob­ally re­leased on Novem­ber 14, 2015 at an event in Kuwait mark­ing the com­mence­ment of #WeCanDoIt. With videos of more than 130 women from the GCC voic­ing their in­sights for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to em­u­late, this move­ment gath­ered enough sup­port and in­ter­est in all the Mid­dle East coun­tries.

This ini­tia­tive comes from We­oritu, an in­de­pen­dent youth ini­tia­tive from the Mid­dle East fo­cused on pro­mot­ing pos­i­tiv­ity through var­i­ous medi­ums of art with a global vi­sion to gen­er­ate a large scale im­pact.

“We aim at spark­ing a global move­ment of women voic­ing their pos­i­tive ad­vice to help in­spire fu­ture gen­er­a­tions and at cre­at­ing en­cour­ag­ing vibes around the

This year's How Women Work con­fer­ence themed “Con­nect­ing the Dots” is all about in­te­gra­tion. Ex­pand­ing on the theme, a video tagged #WeCanDoIt show­cas­ing in­spir­ing GCC women will also be shown at the con­fer­ence paving the way for more con­ver­sa­tions.

globe us­ing the hashtag #WeCanDoIt. We are ig­nit­ing the move­ment through our paint­brush logo which sym­bol­ises a torch for women around the world to work to­gether in cre­at­ing the fu­ture,” says Nasser Al Naama, another in­spir­ing Qatari en­tre­pre­neur and one of the col­lab­o­ra­tors from Qatar.

“There are many un­told sto­ries of trail­blaz­ing women from the Ara­bian Penin­sula that don't get fair rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the me­dia, ei­ther do­mes­ti­cally or to­wards a wider global au­di­ence,” says Al Naama.

In do­ing this project, the spot­light was put on so many women from the re­gion who have pushed the bound­aries: a woman who at the age of 13, took on the role of the prin­ci­pal of a lo­cal school for girls in Saudi Ara­bia, to fill the need of a na­tional to take the reins; a woman from Kuwait who pur­sued her ed­u­ca­tion at a time when there

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