• Press For Progress: Top Hundred Trailblazers

    International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress we made, a time to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. As a collective effort and...
  • Rohingya: Crisis Beyond Borders

    Since the eruption of violent conflict in Rakhine State, Myanmar, many thousands of refugees have since crossed the border into Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Discrimination and marginalisation is nothing new for the Rohingya and they have been fleeing persecution and crossing the border into Bangladesh for decades in search of...
  • Do Tech to Empower

    Education is key to economic empowerment and for societies to flourish sustainably, it is equally important to encourage inclusion. Coupled with this, technology is a tool which can be leveraged for socio-economic benefits – in short for the greater good globally. Together these elements create communities that not only...
  • 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...
  • Seeing Red!

    Being healthy and strong is synonymous with good hygiene, which is one of the reasons why the United Nations has adopted Good Health and Well-being as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 as well as Water and Sanitation as SDG 6. These are among the top 10 of the 17...
  • On the crisis of masculinities

    Taking a phrase uttered by the actress Emma Thompson in a recent interview, today I shall make an attempt at looking into the ‘crisis of masculinities’ in eastern societies, how it stimulates and incites gender based violence including honor killing, Vani, Karo Kari etc., and its impact on gender,...
  • From Intent to Impact

    To read about the second day of the Global WIL Economic Forum 2017, click here. October 25th, 2017, Dubai (UAE): More than 600 business leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, artists and youth from around the world, gathered today at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai, for the first day of the Global...