• NAMA Calls for Strengthening Empowerment Programmes for Refugee Women

    Amman, Jordan, May 24th, 2017: NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has called for the intensification of international efforts to support refugee women professionally, economically and socially. The women empowerment organisation, which works to move the status of women beyond equality to ensuring they become fully productive members of society,...
  • Reach Mentoring, Lebanese League of Women in Business join forces to empower women

    Dubai, UAE: A first-of-its-kind agreement has been signed between Reach, the first non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring and leadership of women professionals in the Middle East, and the Lebanese League of Women in Business (“LLWB”), a socio-economic association committed to developing and supporting women’s leadership initiatives in Lebanon. As part...
  • NYU Abu Dhabi engaging women via weSTEM

    Scientific innovation is essential in all fields of life in contemporary, globalized world. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the world’s economic competitiveness and innovative capacity. Ironically, women who contribute to approximately 50% workforce of the developed world are disproportionately absent in this field....
  • Abu Dhabi Oil Company Celebrates International Women’s Day

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) joined the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2017, with a series of events and activities organized across ADNOC Group companies. In a statement marking International Women’s Day, H.E. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and...
  • Early marriage, pregnancy risk for adolescent Syrian refugees

    Education and counseling are key to improving the lives of Syrian girls in Jordanian refugee camps, according to a new study. Writing in the journal Pathogens and Global Health, three current and former experts at the United Nations Population Fund outline the dire situation in which many young women in...
  • HERSELF initiative allies with Facebook to empower Pakistani women

    October 5, 2016, Lahore, Pakistan: Punjab Information Technology Board’s (PITB) program “Herself” became the first project in Pakistan to collaborate with Facebook’s economic empowerment initiatives. This was announced at the launch ceremony of Herself’s partnership with Facebook’s “SheMeansBusiness”, which was held at Arfa Software Technology Park and attended by...
  • Hopscotch: Bringing Women Effectively Back To Work

    October 25th 2016, Dubai, UAE: According to a new survey carried out by the women-only portal Hopscotch, there is a huge disparity between the support females need in order to make their journey back to work a smooth one, and what is currently on offer in the GCC region....
  • Abu Dhabi Fund for Development hosts Women and Innovation seminar

    August 28th, 2016 Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE’s international development arms, has hosted its annual Women and Innovation seminar today to mark Emirati Women’s Day. Moderated by Fatima Al Balooshi, Head of Media and Communications at Abu Dhabi Fund for Development the seminar had key...
  • Cultures of Care: On Gender And Autonomy

    This is the second article in the three part series on Care Economy. Click to read the first article. Gender has played a galvanizing role in the division of labor from time immemorial. From agrarian communities to modern age societies, economic development has formed its base by leveraging women...