March2016

  • Dubai based entrepreneur wins prestigious Montegrappa Writing Prize

    Dear Michael is a dark psychological thriller based on a mother’s letters to a prison inmate incarcerated for murder Karen Osman, the founder of Travel Ink, has won the Montegrappa Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature for her novel Dear Michael. The fictional work is a thriller, set...
  • Educate to Empower!

    Women’s Digital League will train 300 women on digital livelihood in six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the North Western province of Pakistan. The trainings will be conducted under the World Bank sponsored KP Digital Livelihood Training Program. These trainings have started at partner institutes and organizations in which...
  • Silencing the Lambs: A Look At Domestic Violence in Pakistan

    “In an incident in Mingora (North Area, Valley of Swat) Pakistan, in May 2001, a woman was allegedly gunned down by her husband over a domestic dispute and then the husband escaped.” – ****...
  • The 8th Annual DIAMUN hosts women & development event

    Dubai, 16 March 2016: DIAMUN 2016 – the Dubai International Academy’s Model United Nations, a yearly event starts today and will run until March 19th. Over 800 middle and high school students from 45 schools around the world will discuss issues around the theme “Women and Development: Investing in...
  • Driving innovation for women empowerment

    Tell us about yourself? I was born in Kenya and moved to Canada in the late 70s. After finishing school, there was one thing on my mind that I wanted to do in the university and that was computer science. Later, based in the oil and gas city of...
  • National Geographic Abu Dhabi Airs “My Name is Malala”

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 March, 2016: National Geographic Abu Dhabi, the number one Arabic entertainment documentary channel, will dedicate sizable share of its airtime during March 2016 to woman-specific subjects, notably for the occasion of Mother’s day, and International Women’s day. As such, “He Named Me Malala” will be...
  • The Hera Syndrome

    “Why do women hate each other?” An existential question that occurs in the mind of any woman in relation to her social and practical life; even in her participation in civil activities and charity work which is mainly based on altruism and cooperation. A few months ago, I met...
  • Pakistani Sirens And Cinema

    The era of Pakistani films highlighting raucously pumped up men with an over-bearing male chauvinistic attitude is finally over as the new age of cinema ushers a picturesque medley of big budget movies, artsy biopics, raunchy, boisterous comedy, and flashy coming-of-age numbers. It is certainly not untrue to claim...
  • Enabling next-gen women in the Middle East

    Tell us about Reach – its ideology and what it strives to achieve? Reach is a non-profit mentoring programme dedicated to helping young women professionals unlock their true potential through structured mentoring with professional support. By sharing their knowledge and expertise with their mentees, within strict rules of confidentiality,...