gender

  • 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...
  • Why women in tech matter – bringing the message to #SXSW

    This article was originally published on the ITU Blog. What does a 14-year-old teenager from Ireland, an engineer from Nigeria, an executive from France, a tech entrepreneur from Texas, and a Hollywood actor have in common? They all support the EQUALS vision for gender equality in tech! At South by...
  • INSEAD Releases Gender Progress Index on International Women’s Day

    Dubai (UAE), March 8th, 2017 – INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools, has launched the Gender Progress Index that takes a holistic view towards gender issues. The findings of the Index were discussed at a half day seminar marking International Women’s Day titled ‘Inspire, Impact, Empower’, at...
  • Championing the Cause of Pakistani Women

    Championing gender equality in Pakistan, Noor Ahmed is a relentless women’s rights activist. It was through providence and Noor’s persistence that we connected on Facebook while watching a Facebook Live event on Women for Women International’s discussion on Syrian women refugees. As the speakers shared heartbreaking stories of courageous...
  • Cultures of Care: On Media and Gender

    This is the last article of Ananke’s special series on Care Economy. Click to read the first and second articles. While the realm of fiction has been a playing field for feminist writers such as the Sub-continent’s Quratulain Haider, Ismat Chugtai, Kamla Das and renowned Arab author Nawal el...
  • BEDARI: Reawakening Hope

    Tell us about Bedari – when and why it came into existence? Bedari is a national level non-governmental, voluntary development organization in Pakistan working with women and children for the promotion and protection of their human rights. It was registered in 1992 under Societies Act 1860 to provide support...
  • Shine Bright, End Violence

    Teens Weave Stars Campaign is an initiative aimed at giving young people a platform advocating the elimination of violence against women and girls in Kenya. The initiative will be officially launched by Teen Action in Kenya, which strives to help raise teenagers as game-changers for their community and the...
  • Tech giants in ME join forces to attract, retain women in tech

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: LinkedIn, Dell, Facebook and Ericsson held the first ever MENA Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) event in Dubai earlier this week. CWIT, a collaborative initiative which started with 15 technology companies in Ireland, was created to attract and retain women in the technology industry. The...