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...

Advancement of Women – May 31, 2017

Afghan women break ground with TV station launch Gulf Times – May 19, 2017: A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men. Zan TV...

Advancement of Women – May 26, 2017

Gender equality can save women’s lives in disasters UN Women – May 9, 2017: Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on embedding gender equality in disaster risk management and to...

Advancement of Women – May 19, 2017

Despite new limitations, Egyptian women are still active The Washington Post – May 5, 2017: In March, the Egyptian regime celebrated Mother’s Day, honoring a number of “role models par excellence,” including actresses, academics, athletes, professionals, and mothers of army and police martyrs. However, the celebration conspicuously failed to include...

Advancement of Women – May 10, 2017

Women take to Caracas streets as crisis deepens Al Jazeera English – May 6, 2017: Opposition and government hold two rival women’s marches amidst controversy over arrests in the army. Thousands of people are once again taking to the streets of Caracas, as the capital of Venezuela braces for another...