October2016

  • Disrupting the status quo in STEM

    The driving force behind 21st century’s industrial revolution has primarily been advancements made in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). And it is certainly not rocket science to see and perceive that women’s participation have played a pivotal role in driving economic growth stemming from these...
  • Hopscotch: Bringing Women Effectively Back To Work

    October 25th 2016, Dubai, UAE: According to a new survey carried out by the women-only portal Hopscotch, there is a huge disparity between the support females need in order to make their journey back to work a smooth one, and what is currently on offer in the GCC region....
  • Educating The Marginalized in Pakistan

    Tell us about Umeed-E-Subh? Umeed-E-Subh (in hope of morning) is a social welfare entity striving to improve community literacy by offering financial and motivational support to orphans, poor and needy students in Pakistan. Our aim is to increase the country’s literacy rate and we strive to create opportunities for...
  • UN Women Adopts Sharjah Declaration To Empower Women

    Sharjah, UAE: The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) has announced the adoption of the ‘Sharjah Declaration’ that aim to strengthen the resilience of women and girls in the Arab region, on the closing session of the Investing in the Future Conference...
  • Initiative in Cairo aims at halting rising problem on the streets

    Sharjah, UAE, October 20th, 2016: The efforts of an organisation in Cairo that works to prevent sexual assaults on women was highlighted at the close of the second ‘Investing in the Future’ (IIFMENA) conference, which concluded today (Thursday) at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah. The commitment...
  • IIFMENA Highlights Female Assertiveness for Economic Development

    Sharjah, UAE, October 20th, 2016: The importance of female assertiveness in women’s empowerment was a key theme arising from a panel discussion that took place at the ‘Investing in the Future’ (IIFMENA) conference, which concluded today (Thursday) at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre in Sharjah. Titled ‘Strategic...
  • Enabling Sustainable Peace Via Women’s Participation

    Sharjah, UAE, October 20th 2016: The fact that women are unfairly trapped in the devastation and ugliness of war and are tired of it, especially in light of the current situation in the Arab regions, have echoed throughout the meetings and discussions of the proceedings of the second edition of...
  • IIFMENA Conference Highlights Challenges, Opportunities Faced by Women

    Sharjah, UAE, October 20th, 2016: The challenges and opportunities facing women in the region were the topics discussed at a quartet of concurrent roundtables that took up the closing sessions of the second ‘Investing in the Future’ IIFMENA conference, which opened on Wednesday at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention...
  • IIFMENA: Building Nations Through Women Empowerment

    Sharjah, UAE, Oct 20th, 2016: Women are the drivers of the nation’s economy – that was the message given by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, at the opening of the second edition of the ‘Investing in the Future’...