• 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...
  • Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman Named AUW Commencement Speaker

    April 9th, 2018, Chittagong, Bangladesh: Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni journalist, activist, and recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, will give the keynote address during the Sixth Commencement Ceremony of Asian University for Women (AUW) on May 12th, 2018. Karman is a prominent advocate of democracy, freedom of expression,...
  • Empowering Women in Pakistan

    March 9th, 2018, Islamabad, Pakistan: Recognizing the immense achievements of Pakistani women and championing its vision of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, IBEX. Pakistan celebrated the International Women’s Day with great fervor on March 8th, 2018. Nationwide activities and festivities were organized by the global Business Process Outsourcing...
  • Financial Education Indispensable to Women’s Economic Empowerment: STUDY   

    February 27th, 2018, Dubai (UAE): Half of British women have no long-term financial plan and almost a third have no pension, according to a recent study. The alarming research, commissioned by financial services firm Holborn Assets, also revealed that although 30 per cent of those quizzed were in sole charge...
  • 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)...