May2016

  • 45.8 million people ensalved across the world

    Dubai, UAE, May 31st, 2016: An estimated 45.8 million men, women and children around the world are today trapped in modern slavery – 28% more than previously estimated. They are enslaved through human trafficking, forced labour, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage or commercial sexual exploitation. This is revealed in...
  • Tech giants in ME join forces to attract, retain women in tech

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: LinkedIn, Dell, Facebook and Ericsson held the first ever MENA Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) event in Dubai earlier this week. CWIT, a collaborative initiative which started with 15 technology companies in Ireland, was created to attract and retain women in the technology industry. The...
  • UN Women debuts We Are Here documentary series

    CAIRO, EGYPT, May 23rd, 2016: UN Women Regional Office for Arab States announced today the debut and release of a six-part documentary series under the title of “We Are Here” highlighting the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution work of women living in challenging environments across the Arab States Region. With...
  • Decimating Innocence: Child Marriage in Pakistan

    Recently, clerics from Pakistan Islamic Ideology Council termed a bill that increased the girls’ age of marriage from 16 to 18, as “blasphemous” & “un-Islamic”. According to Girls Not Brides representatives in Pakistan; a global partnership of 500+ civil society organizations committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfill...
  • Hillary Clinton, Jessica Biel Close Women Deliver 2016 Conference

    Copenhagen, Denmark: The fourth Women Deliver Conference, May 19th, 2016, came to a close today with a focus on solutions to make sure girls and women are at the center of efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) globally and at the country level.  During the closing ceremony, U.S....
  • Women Deliver 2016: Global Leaders Urge More Investment in Girls, Women

    Copenhagen, Denmark: On the second day of the Women Deliver 2016 Conference, global leaders emphasized that investing in solutions that advance the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women will drive economic growth and development and ignite change across communities. Plenary sessions and partner announcements showcased how when girls...
  • Women Deliver 2016: Putting Girls & Women at Forefront of Development

    Copenhagen, Denmark: On May 16, 2016, heads of state and global leaders joined more than 5,000 advocates, experts and young people from 168 countries for the fourth Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. It will be the largest gathering on the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women...
  • Powering inclusion in ICT

    May 10th, 2016 – Dubai, UAE:: In a global effort to raise awareness around the necessity for girls to consider a career in ICT, Cisco is once again supporting Girls in ICT Day through its Girls Power Tech initiative. The UAE edition of the event will be held on May...
  • Breaking the Gender Code

    Diversity makes good business sense, none can deny that. But when it comes to statistics, what throws a negative shade on this adage is the undeniable fact that women are under-represented in most industries globally and technology is certainly no different! With only 17 percent of Fortune 500 Chief...