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...

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...