February2015

  • Improving Lives of the Stigmatised

    Maha Tazi talks to eminent Moroccan activist and winner of the prestigious Opus Prize Aicha Chenna on gaining inspiration from a sense of justice deeply rooted in the value systems of religions. Aïcha Ech Channa is the Founder and President of Solidarité Féminine, providing services in Casablanca, Morocco, to...
  • Disrupting the Status Quo in STEM

    It is a well-known fact that economic emancipation in modern society, be it on an individual or mass level, relies heavily on innovation and technological advancement. Equally important is the inclusion and active participation of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields – both in education and...
  • Report: Empowering Women in the UAE

    Celebrating National Women’s Achievements ahead of the UAE's Government Summit 2015 Ahead of the Government Summit, UAE women’s attainment in terms of education, labor participation and political representation are at the forefront of the country’s major achievements, report by Maha Tazi.   Education According to the 2013 Global Gender...
  • Connecting Women, Transforming Lives

    “WAKE stands for Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange. It is a non-profit organization which we founded in January 2015. It is actually an extension of what Heather Ramsey and I have been doing for the last 15 years. The two of us have worked together on a number of...
  • Women journalists: un-silent voices in the Middle East

    Where freedom of expression in general is usually quelled at state level especially in some ultra-conservative Middle Eastern societies, it is hard to imagine just how women can even venture into the sometimes-frightening world of journalistic practice. And while the “softening” effect of a female presence in what could...
  • REPORT: Climate Change is not Gender-Neutral

    Climate change is a serious problem. It becomes even more serious when it impacts different populations disproportionately. Between 1990 and 1999, two billion people across the globe were affected by natural or technological disasters, comprising more than 600,000 fatalities worldwide. More recently, in 2013, a total of 96.5 million...
  • Gazan Women Enterprise: Promise & Roadblocks

    The Middle East has traditionally been a region engulfed in political unrest and discord. Surprisingly though, it is also an area burgeoning with immense potential as far as women entrepreneurship is concerned. With countries like the UAE – transforming from a frontier to an emerging market – and Palestine,...