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  • Where School Girls Graduate with Infections

    After a 3 to 4 hours journey on a rough Murram road, I needed to change my sanitary pad urgently before the menstrual blood could soil my jeans. I had traveled to this school for a girls’ debate event, which brought together girls from four different high schools. I...
  • On the Feminization of Ageing

    As the number of older adults increases – a greater majority of which comprise women, their (older women’s) lives will be deeply impacted by changing demographics and dynamics. To-date, information pertaining to older women, their well-being and health as well as their basic human rights is scant to say...
  • 2017- A dynamic year for women’s rights

    The year 2017 has been a dynamic year for the women’s rights movement. Feminist activists from around the globe came together in solidarity to champion women’s rights and raise awareness on issues affecting women and to resist hateful and abusive rhetoric. Women’s Place is in the Revolution! Kick-starting on...
  • Abu Dhabi-based sustainability initiatives pledge to make a difference at WEEGS

    Dec 7th, 2017, Abu Dhabi (UAE): Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP), Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) and the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative have pledged to support the advancement of women as drivers of sustainable economic growth. All...
  • Concrete Steps to Promote Women’s Leadership in Economic Growth Taken at WEEGS

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): The first Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017) signaled the implementation of one of the recommendations of the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment, which was to address the issue of women’s economic empowerment by working directly with female...
  • Taking the Agenda of Advancing Emirati Women in Economy a Step Ahead

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): ‘Of women, by women, for women’, was the vibe at the women-only panel, which kick-started day two’s proceedings today (Tuesday) at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017). HH Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah,...
  • Massive Economic Losses A Consequence of Violence against Women

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Delegates at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit, organised by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, being held in Sharjah, have heard that the prevalence of violence against women is having a devastating effect on economies as well as the horrific trauma suffered by victims and...
  • Bridging the Gap between Women and Technology, Science, Health, Sports

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Technology is one many sectors that has been more accepting of men than their counterparts. With digital innovations taking the lead in economy, education and society globally, this reality needs to change and become more inclusive. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017)...
  • Women’s Role in Key Sectors of Energy, Environment and Media Highlighted at WEEGS

    December 4th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Among the major topics discussed on the first day of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017), the impediments to the participation of women in the occupations of energy, environment and media, and the need to integrate them more strongly into these key...