Advancement of Women – November 2, 2017

Time to Fight the Global Avalanche of Misogyny Caused by Fundamentalism and Extremism, Says UN Rights Expert  United Nations, New York – October 25, 2017 – The world must fight back against a growing threat to women’s rights fueled by rising fundamentalism and extremism, a UN human rights expert has told...

Advancement of Women – October 26, 2017

Muniba Mazari: The Inspiring “Iron Lady of Pakistan” GoalCast – October 18, 2017: Muniba Mazari is lovingly referred to as the Iron Lady of Pakistan. And for all the right reasons. At the age of 21, Muniba was left paralyzed from the hip down after surviving a tragic car accident. Her...

Advancement of Women – October 18, 2017

Sima Wali, Champion of Afghan Women’s Rights, Is Dead at 66 New York Times – October 16, 2017: Sima Wali, who fled the Soviet-backed coup in Afghanistan in 1978 to wage what she called a “jihad for peace and equality” by women against “gender apartheid” imposed by the Communists and...

Iran Human Rights Monitor Report: Persecuted For Their Faith

Persecuted for Their Faith Baha’i faith is the largest non-Muslim religious minority with a population estimated more than 300,000. The Iranian regime has hurt many religious and political groups in Iran, but Baha’i community has borne an especially heavy burden. Since 1981, the group was targeted by Iran’s security services...

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive New York Times – September 26, 2017: Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take...

Advancement of Women – October 4, 2017

Ottawa unveils new feminist foreign-aid policy Government of Canada: Canada is adopting a Feminist International Assistance Policy to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as the most effective way to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world.       UN General...

Advancement of Women – July 14, 2017

Sweden holds first female-only jockeys championship Al Jazeera English – July 5, 2017: The first women-only world championship in horse racing has been held in Sweden. The event, which took place north of Stockholm, could become a fixture in the racing calendar. But some have questioned whether it will do...

Advancement of Women – July 7, 2017

The future of female tech leadership is thriving—in the United Arab Emirates Quartz – July 3, 2017: Women in tech have it tough, working in often-offensive bro cultures that dominate much of the industry… Yes, it’s true that the Middle East has its fair share of challenges: According to the...