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...

Advancement of Women – May 3, 2017

Israel appoints country’s first female sharia judge Al Monitor – April 25, 2017: Israel appointed its first female judge in its Muslim sharia court system on Tuesday, officials said, a move hailed as historic. Hana Khatib, an attorney from the northern town of Tamra, was selected by an Israeli justice...

Advancement of Women – April 24, 2017

Harvard thinks its found the next Einstein – and she’s 23 LinkedIn by Kat Merck | March 23, 2017: Harvard University believes the world’s next Einstein is among us — and she’s a millennial. At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is already one of the most well-known and accomplished physicists in the U.S. The...

Advancement of Women – April 18, 2017

Malala Yousafzai named youngest UN Messenger of Peace Al Jazeera – April 11, 2017: Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has been appointed a UN Messenger of Peace to promote girls’ education, more than four years after a Taliban gunman shot her in the head. At 19, Yousafzai is the youngest Messenger...

Advancement of Women – April 11, 2017

Gaza’s only fisherwoman navigates dangerous waters Al Jazeera English – April 7, 2017: Gaza City – The world may not know her name, but anyone who has visited Gaza’s seaport will recognise Madleen Kullab. The daughter of a fisherman, 22-year-old Kullab is the only female fisher in Gaza. It was not...

Advancement of Women – March 8, 2017

On International Women’s Day, WFF is very thankful and inspired by all women who strive hard for change. The future of women is in your strength and leadership. Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day: Private Sector Perspectives Wilson Center – March 8, 2017: The private sector knows that gender parity in leadership...

Advancement of Women – March 1, 2017

Newsletter on the Advancement of Women Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Gulf News – February 24, 2017: The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for February 28. Rihanna is being honoured for several philanthropic efforts....

Advancement of Women – February 22, 2017

Newsletter on the Advancement of Women Saudi stock exchange appoints first female chair Gulf News – February 17, 2017: Riyadh: The Saudi Stock Exchange appointed Sarah Al Suhaimi, chief executive of investment bank NCB Capital, as its first female chair on Thursday, in a sign of change in the conservative...