August2016

  • Rise of the Phoenix

    I recently launched my newest website, Linda Skarrup Healing Arts, formerly known as Windhorse Consulting, both evolved from Therapeutic Movement, which was the name of my business for fifteen years. All three entities held a common vision: that of helping others heal from a wide range of traumas, injuries...
  • Public Transport: Barricading Women Empowerment in Pakistan

    Increasing economic productivity of a country is deeply connected with the financial emancipation of women – the other half of the world population. And, one of the foremost hurdles in the way of empowering the female gender is the restriction on her mobility stemming from patriarchy, suffocating social norms...
  • Abu Dhabi Fund for Development hosts Women and Innovation seminar

    August 28th, 2016 Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE’s international development arms, has hosted its annual Women and Innovation seminar today to mark Emirati Women’s Day. Moderated by Fatima Al Balooshi, Head of Media and Communications at Abu Dhabi Fund for Development the seminar had key...
  • What’s holding women back at Pakistan’s international tech event?

    Half of the population of the world is women. Termed as the next billion, women are touted as the torchbearers of global sustainable development. Reams of paper have been written, scores of posts published about the critical role of women in every sphere of society, be it economic, political,...
  • Activating Confidence in Girls

    Tell us what Pad-a-Dada Initiative is all about. Dada is a Swahili word for sister. It is an initiative that helps girls stay in school by donating sanitary towels to those who can’t afford to buy them. We also donate pads to women who live on the streets. Our...
  • Cultures of Care: On Media and Gender

    This is the last article of Ananke’s special series on Care Economy. Click to read the first and second articles. While the realm of fiction has been a playing field for feminist writers such as the Sub-continent’s Quratulain Haider, Ismat Chugtai, Kamla Das and renowned Arab author Nawal el...
  • Cultures of Care: On Gender And Autonomy

    This is the second article in the three part series on Care Economy. Click to read the first article. Gender has played a galvanizing role in the division of labor from time immemorial. From agrarian communities to modern age societies, economic development has formed its base by leveraging women...
  • Enabling Empowerment Digitally

    NEW YORK CITY — It’s one thing for a successful Technology Entrepreneur’ in her early thirties, from South Africa, to challenge the male-dominated bastions of ‘Silicon This & That’, in the United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Asia, Middle East and other locales around the globe — and,...
  • Cultures of Care: Morality and Gender

    This article is the first of three articles on Care Economy and its critical role in development.  From time immemorial, care work has been considered a female ‘prerogative’. Stemming from a patriarchal mindset, care-giving responsibilities to the young and old alike are presumed to be mainly a woman’s job....