March2015

  • Feminism has fought no wars  

    The last 8th of March, 2015 marked yet another Women’s International Day, reminding me once more that it cannot be mere coincidence that this date – which happens to coincide just one day after my own birthday – embodies one of my life’s greatest causes: women. As I woke...
  • The Costs of Devalued Domestic Labor

    The sexual division of labor as we know it is related to the traditional differentiation of tasks associated with the male and female genders. Women, referred to as the “softer sex”, have been relegated to the role of homemaker or head of the domestic sphere in the traditional family...
  • Founder of Alzheimer’s NGO wins WOW 2015 “Humanitarian of the Year” Award

    The World of Women (WOW) Film Fair 2015 awards night was held to honor a select group of women who are considered high achievers in five different categories: “Humanitarian of the Year”, “Business Leader of the Year”, “Media Personality of the Year”, “Sports Leader of the Year”, and “Rising...
  • Amplifying Women Empowerment in the Corporate World

    The Meera Kaul Foundation continues to strengthen their global initiative of empowering women in the corporate world with the newly launched Gender Bias Ranking App and web portal. ‘Parity’ measures gender bias in workspaces across the globe, evaluates companies based on their history to exclude women in leadership positions,...
  • REPORT: Women Unemployment in MENA

    Today, in both UN and World Bank reports, the Middle East and North Africa region scores the lowest of any global region when it comes to employment, with a rate of 10.6% across the whole region. Unemployment is particularly striking among women populations; in fact, only one in three...
  • Brndstr: Enabling Influence  

    Tell us about Brndstr – when was it launched and what was the idea behind it? Helen: Brndstr was born to help brands turn their existing social networks into brand ambassadors. Rather than a brand market themselves, by allowing their audience to do it for them in return for...
  • Desirée Vlekken: Nurturing Remembrance

    Memories are precious – something we are all so keenly aware of. With memories, we are able to think fondly of days gone by, and people who have shared a part of our lives. With memories, we can contemplate on how far we’ve gone, how much of us has...
  • Education and Women in Crisis

    The debilitating economies of underdeveloped countries, crippling third world debt crisis, terrorism and the ravages of war define the world we live in. A staggering 51.2 million people worldwide have become casualties of conflict and persecution, and are currently living under the worst conditions imaginable. Of this huge number...