Articles

  • OPINION: Modern Slavery Trends around the Globe

    Modern slavery is an umbrella term for the serious human rights violations in the forms of (and not limited to), forced labour, domestic servitude and human trafficking. A global affliction, it was estimated that in 2016 there were 45.8 million people employed in some form of modern slavery in...
  • Honorable Crimes

    The concept of honor has always been identified with gender, specifically speaking the female gender. The term itself connotes a multitude of social concepts, deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset as well as politico-economic ideals; which can be anything from being negative, positive, chivalrous as well as stereotypical. In the 20th...
  • Ambreen Musa: Surpassing the FinTech Frontier

    Tell us about yourself and how you started your professional journey. Originally from Mauritius, I moved to Australia to pursue my undergraduate degree in business. Even before I embarked on my corporate career, I was already smitten by the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. At the age of 21,...
  • The Need for Gender Equality Programming in Times of Crisis

    In times of humanitarian crises, gender issues have often gone unnoticed and ignored. Armed conflicts and natural disasters have profoundly different impacts on women, girls, boys and men. Displacement can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities. Applying gender equality programming in times of crises is an important step towards gender...
  • OPINION: Care Work, Gender and Sustainability

    Every day, mothers, daughters, sisters labor on, remaining unrecognized, unacknowledged toiling rigorously for the continuation of societies and communities all across the world. While hundreds of thousands walk miles and miles to get water for entire families, others take care of the elderly at home and yet there many...
  • STEM: Pathway to Sustainability II

    To read the first article of the two-part series, click here. It is not untrue to claim that gender equality and education together form the bedrock on which sustainable development is based. It is also a fact that merely raising literacy rates or attaining equality do not solve issues...
  • STEM: Pathway to Sustainable Development

    To read the second article of the two-part series, click here. Prosperity of the world’s present and future generations lies in sustainable development where all needs are met through such careful, efficient strategies and deliberations, which refrains from compromising environmental, social and economic resources. Essential to development that has both short...
  • Tunisian STEMinsts: In a League of Their Own

    Today, almost 99 percent of women in Tunisia are educated, epitomizing the modern Arab woman. Playing a pivotal role in the torrential Arab Spring that swept across the MENA region – with divergent tides elsewhere – here women not only participated actively in the revolution but have scaled new...
  • HERstoryUAE: Helen McGuire

    Helen McGuire is the Co-Founder and MD of Hopscotch. Formerly the Head of Digital Content at Impact BBDO/Proximity, she launched Hopscotch in March 2016 whilst seven months pregnant with a mission to enable professional women to play a part in the workplace in the Middle East, no matter what...