January2018

  • Growing Cyberspace Threat Demands Policy Leadership and Cooperation

    January 28th, 2018, DAVOS: The increasingly networked, digitized, and connected world is vulnerable to cyber threats that can only be addressed by the combined capabilities of the public and private sectors, according to a new report compiled by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group...
  • 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...
  • Dubai Business Women Council launches ‘Spirit Of Zayed’ mentorship programme for UAE’s trailblazing women

    January 23rd, 2018, Dubai (UAE): Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) has marked the ‘Year of Zayed’ with the launch of a mentorship programme designed to honour the pioneering vision ofSheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father in the UAE, and facilitate  the full participation of women across...
  • RED TENT AUSTRALIA: Connect, Support, Empower!

    Red Tent Australia was founded in 2013 by Jill Genet, with the goal of ensuring that women have a circle of support. Her hope was to educate, awaken and enlighten women to their power, strength and natural gifts. In 2015, a group of volunteers came together to help Jill...
  • Social Entrepreneurship training opportunity for UAE Women

    January 17th, 2018, Sharjah (UAE): Twenty UAE-based women will get a chance to harness their innovation skills to benefit society in a 10-month long “Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme”. The programme is a partnership between Badiri Education and Development, one of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment’s (NAMA) entities, and the UK-based...
  • 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...