Advancement of Women – June 30, 2017

Aleppo girl Bana Alabed named among Time’s most influential people on internet Daily Sabah – June 26, 2017: An eight-year-old Syrian girl who drew global attention with her Twitter updates from the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo was named one of the most influential people on the internet by Time...

Advancement of Women – June 20, 2017

France elects record number of women to parliament Gulf Times – June 19, 2017: France voted a record number of women into parliament, election results showed on Monday, after President Emmanuel Macron’s victorious Republic on the Move (LREM) party fielded a gender-balanced candidate list. Of the 577 newly elected lawmakers,...

Advancement of Women – June 7, 2017

SBWC receives Egyptian women entrepreneurs Gulf News – June 1, 2017: The Sharjah Business Women Council received graduates from ‘Ana Raeda,’ an initiative by Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Small and Medium Enterprise Development. The meeting is in line with the Council’s targets to break barriers and open up...

The U.N. Human Rights Council whitewashes brutality

Washington Post Op-Ed by Niki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The president of Venezuela, whose government shoots protesters in the street, recently thanked the international community for its “universal vote of confidence” in that country’s commitment to human rights. The Cuban deputy foreign minister, whose government imprisons thousands...