August2017

  • Recognising tremendous progress by UAE female leaders

    Dubai, UAE August 28th, 2017: “The UAE has made tremendous progress when it comes to showcasing female leaders, and through continued dedication, Emirati women have pushed boundaries and reached new heights”, said Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, on Emirati Women’s...
  • Investing in equality

    UAE, August 28th, 2017: Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today marked the third annual Emirati Women’s Day with the launch of an online trading programme for UAE women which aims to further enhance women empowerment in the country. Launched in 2015 by HH Sheikha Fatima...
  • Women’s Rights and Activism – Difference and Unity

    On thinking about women’s rights and activism, unity and difference, I had considered the theory of Intersectionality as an important factor in a woman’s lived experience of marginalisation and oppression. This is an important exploration insomuch as the women’s rights movement needs to be inclusive of women from all...
  • Of Women, Manels And Gender Stereotype in Pakistan

    Women are one of the biggest emerging (and continuously growing) consumer markets in the world – online and off – with their impact in the next decade on global economy as significant as India and China to say the least. While women are now being touted as the third...
  • She Loves Tech Pakistan Winner Announced

    Karachi, Pakistan, August 20th, 2017: Having evaluated over 80 initial applicants, CIRCLE is pleased to announce a winner for She Loves Tech Pakistan. After pitching to a live audience and a panel of industry judges, Anusha Fatima (founder trashIt) is the winner of She Loves Tech Pakistan! Team trashIt’s...
  • She Loves Tech

    Karachi, Pakistan, August 19th, 2017: CIRCLE, the country’s leading voice in female entrepreneurship, is bringing She Loves Tech to Pakistan. She Loves Tech is a global competition showcasing the convergence of the latest trends in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. She Loves Tech is held globally in eight countries: Canada, China,...
  • OPINION: Modern Slavery Trends around the Globe

    Modern slavery is an umbrella term for the serious human rights violations in the forms of (and not limited to), forced labour, domestic servitude and human trafficking. A global affliction, it was estimated that in 2016 there were 45.8 million people employed in some form of modern slavery in...
  • Bodour Al Qasimi, UNESCO Sign MoU to Enhance Cultural Cooperation

    Paris, France, August 10th, 2017: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has recently been signed by Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, President of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), Head of Sharjah’s World Book Capital Organising Committee; and Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...
  • Honorable Crimes

    The concept of honor has always been identified with gender, specifically speaking the female gender. The term itself connotes a multitude of social concepts, deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset as well as politico-economic ideals; which can be anything from being negative, positive, chivalrous as well as stereotypical. In the 20th...