November2016

  • On Child Marriage

    Child marriage is an issue that happens all across the world. With 15 million girls married of globally before the age of 18, it is a disease that goes beyond countries, religion, race and ethnicities. It is an act incited by poverty, scarcity and illiteracy. Culture plays a huge...
  • Paying respects to a trailblazer

    November 28th, 2016, Dubai, UAE: The Arab Woman Awards today announced that its 2016 UAE awards will take place in Sharjah to honour the late Ameera BinKaram. The private awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, and will include an exclusive tribute video of the late...
  • On Elderly Abuse

    The United Nations defines violence against women and girls as “Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or...
  • Highlighting disruptive innovation for the Pakistani woman

    November 26th, 2016, Karachi, Pakistan: CIRCLE Pakistan, a leading platform for women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in the country, hosted a storytelling-based public speaking workshop on November 17th, 2016, for local women leaders. This was the launch event for CIRCLE’s Young Professionals’ Network – a pioneering initiative for growing...
  • Dubai Women Establishment, TEDxDubai talk innovation, inspire change

    November 23rd 2016, Dubai, UAE: Dubai Women Establishment (DWE), in collaboration with TEDxDubai, hosted an evening of talks as part of UAE Innovation Week on Monday 21st November. The event, held at The Yard, Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, Dubai, under the theme of ‘Shifting Perceptions’, featured an open...
  • A letter to my Editor

    Dear Sabin, I just want to let you know I am very grateful you chose to pursue your dreams to start Ananke. You told me it took you three months to give life to this amazing dream of yours. I want to say thank you that during those three...
  • Moroccan NGO Launches Empowering Women in the Atlas

    November 20TH 2016, Ifrane, Morocco: The Association of Women for Rural Development will launch its one-year project during a kick-off event on November 27th in partnership with the US Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and the Al Akhawayn Hilary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment at Al Akhawayn University in...
  • TechWomen Comes to Pakistan!

    TechWomen is accepting applications for the 2017 program. For the first time in the history of TechWomen, the application will be open to women from Pakistan. “We’re excited to welcome them to the community along with women leaders from Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia,” says Arezoo Riahi,...
  • On GBV and Women’s Health

    Gender-based violence (GBV) has far reaching short and long term effects not only on the victims, but also their families and communities. Women are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to different types of violence with one in three women suffering from it. UN Women reports...