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...

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...

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...