Jordan’s Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Wife of King Abdulla ll of Jordan has been a strong voice for women in the Middle East. Speaking at the third Arab Social Media Influencers Summit in Dubai, she urged social media influencers to use their online platforms to generate positive change. No doubt, Queen Rania, was awarded personality of the year for using social media to support humanitarian causes.
Third Arab Social Media Influencers Summit
The summit was attended by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, along with Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. It was organised by the Dubai Press Club (DPC) and brought together prominent social media influencers from around the region to discuss various topics, including health, beauty, comedy, and poetry. The summit was viewed live by more than 150 million people through media and social media channels.
Queen Rania Voice for Women in Middle East
Queen Rania of Jordan has long been an advocate for women in the region, focusing on the power of education which allows women to transcend the barriers that have long dominated their lives. She is the definition of an outstanding ambassador and a perfect voice for the Middle East and Arab women in particular.
Working on different causes, ranging from public health to education and including the launch of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, Queen Rania is a true advocate at heart. Her achievements have been acknowledged globally, most recently with the Medal of Honor for Women that was presented to her at the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai.
Queen Rania Social Media Influencer
Using everyday technology to support her causes to break Western stereotypes and assumptions of the “backwardness” of the Middle East, Queen Rania hasn’t failed to change perceptions about Arab women across the globe. With her inspiring talks in Ivy League schools including Yale and Harvard, and her appearance on talk shows like The View and Oprah, she has done a tremendous job. Her social media accounts have long supported her role as well, especially on Twitter and Youtube, where she even launched a series of videos to discuss perceptions of the Arab world with Western viewers. With over 4.9 million followers on Instagram,
وجودكم هنا دليل أنكم مؤمنون بأهمية رسالتكم، ودليل على حبكم لطلابكم، ويا نيال طلابكم فيكم. مبروك لخريجي الفوج الثاني من أكاديمية الملكة رانيا لتدريب المعلمين pic.twitter.com/auBJg3pG9N
— Rania Al Abdullah (@QueenRania) December 3, 2018