January2017

  • Retracing steps of Emirati Women

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Women’s Heritage Walk (WHW) is in the final stages of its preparation for its annual walk, which is to take place from February 9 – 14, 2017. This women-only walk is a 125K hike stretching from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi that aims to retrace...
  • Empowering Rural Women in the Atlas Mountains

    Tell us a about the Association – when was it formed and the reason behind its creation? The association of women for rural development was formed in 2013 with the aspiration to recognize and foster the leadership of rural women as a catalyst for development. In 2011, while I...
  • Under-Employed, Under-Inclusive and Under Threat: the World in 2017

    The Global Risks Report 2017 developed by the World Economic Forum with the support of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) and Marsh & McLennan Companies, found economic inequality, societal polarisation and intensifying environmental dangers are the top three trends that will shape global developments over the next ten years. The report found...
  • Anne’s green thumb and FEED

    We all know that growing up in a highly traditional society makes it tough for some women to “break the mold” so to speak, as social mores dictate that women be submissive and focus their attention on domestic matters over which they are expected to reign supreme. But there...
  • Ananke brings the Technovation Challenge to the UAE

    Jan 24th, 2017, Dubai (UAE): A pioneering competitive program for girls in tech, the Technovation Challenge, has finally arrived in the UAE. A unique opportunity for young girls of the region to enhance their tech and entrepreneurial skills, the program was launched Jan 18th, 2017, by one of Technovation’s...
  • En route to Empowerment

    On January 21st, 2017, the world stands to witness a global movement committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. The Women’s March on Washington has already gained momentum in the USA from where it initially began and includes hundreds of sister movements around the globe. Shaping up to be one...
  • Championing the Cause of Pakistani Women

    Championing gender equality in Pakistan, Noor Ahmed is a relentless women’s rights activist. It was through providence and Noor’s persistence that we connected on Facebook while watching a Facebook Live event on Women for Women International’s discussion on Syrian women refugees. As the speakers shared heartbreaking stories of courageous...