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  • Art Inspiring Social Change

    Creativity and social connection have a natural association. Art has long been used to foster social justice by means of activism and to raise awareness of oppression, inequalities and injustice. Educating vulnerable people on issues that affect their lives such as rape, gender inequality, violence, poverty and discrimination underpins...
  • UAE’s IRENA Representative receives recognition

    July 15th, 2018, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates): Keele University, a leading university based in the United Kingdom, has conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters degree on Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Deputy Director General of the Emirates...
  • Code:Girls

    Many challenges exist in Pakistan when it comes to socio-economic development. In February 2018, a UN report cited the country having a worrying degree of gender inequality in its Gender Equality Report for its Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, especially in the employment dimension among others. While gender and inclusion,...
  • Raising Teen Voices Against Violence in Africa

    Tell us about the organization; what was the main idea behind its launch? TAP Africa is a teens-focused initiative that aims to help raise a generation of youths, who are aware of the challenges affecting their communities and are eager to create sustainable solutions. Through our work, we engage...
  • Racing into a new era

    June, 25th, 2018 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  On the historic day that women begin driving in Saudi Arabia, Careem reveal their new fleet of female drivers. The drivers – referred to as Captainahs – will begin working with Careem from today as part of the company’s ongoing mission to simplify...
  • NAMA, UN Women create entrepreneurial opportunities

    June 25th, 2018, New York (USA): UN Women and the UAE-based non-profit NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in New York recently, to consolidate their efforts in implementing the UN Women Flagship Programme “Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs” in South Africa, the United Arab...
  • She Techs

    June 24th, 2018, (Karachi, Pakistan): CIRCLE brings She Loves Tech, the world’s largest women and technology start-up competition, to Pakistan again this year. The She Loves Tech (SLT) 2018 Global Startup Competition will be held in 14 locations across Africa, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, and...
  • On Digital Inclusion In Australia

    June 4th, 2018, Brisbane (Australia): A shared initiative with over 100 business, government, academic and community organisations working together to accelerate action on digital inclusion, Australian Digital Inclusion Alliance (ADIA), has organized groundbreaking meetups in partnership with the Broadband for the Bush Forum VII. The centerpiece of the event,...
  • On Broaching Creativity, Awakenings & Empowerment

    Shandana Minhas and I met some 17 years ago, back in my hometown Karachi, Pakistan. We were both working for a celebrated women’s magazine SHE. Our Editor-in-Chief, Zuhra Kareem, had brought in this vibrant young woman – oozing with creativity and panache to do just that! I left SHE...