March2019

  • Enabling Gender Diversity in Pakistani Techpreneurship

    April 1st, 2019, Karachi (Pakistan): Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited announces the launch of Women in Tech;a global programme aimed at supporting greater diversity in gender representation within technology based entrepreneurship  (or those using technology to scale their existing businesses) through provision ofpre-seed funding, mentoring, acceleration, and post-accelerator commercial support...
  • Patriarchy and its effects in Africa

    “Why is she driving the car? Can’t she give her husband the car to drive?” These were the words that came out of my six-year old son’s mouth some years back while we were going out to see a relative. It was not his first time seeing women drive...
  • Abu Dhabi University hosts International Day to celebrate diversity, promote tolerance

    March 24th, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE): As part of its efforts to spread a culture of tolerance and inclusivity in line with the Year of Tolerance, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted an International Day for the ADU community to celebrate diversity and promote exchange and understanding between different nationalities....
  • Combating Child Abuse: Inside a Child Rescue Centre

    Child abuse is the main form of violence against children globally. According to Childhelp, more than 3.6 million referrals involving more than 6.6 million children are made to child protection agencies every year. At the heart of child protection are safe places, known as rescue centres, both State-owned and...
  • Another medal for UAE at Special Olympics World Games UAE

    March 17th, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE): The UAE’s Hamda Al Hosani will have to make room for another medal in her cabinet after winning gold in the 200m final at Special Olympics World Games. At Dubai Police Stadium today, the 30-year-old sprinter crossed the finish line in an impressive time...
  • Food For Thought

    How does it all start? Stigma around mental illnesses persists in Belarus, a post-soviet country, where every person visiting therapy is considered ‘crazy’ or ‘schizophrenic.’ Arina (16 years old) told us about the first time she was called fat. “I remember exactly the moment in kindergarten, when a girl...
  • UAE Women in Civil Engineering

    March 13th, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE): The Department of Civil Engineering at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) hosted the “2ndannual fib-UAE Women in Civil Engineering” (WICE) Forum. The forum was organized by Dr. Reem Sabouni, Associate Professor and Chair of Women Engineersfib-UAE,and it waspart of the fib-UAE engineering week,held in...
  • Women in Finance

    Women have long been underserved by the financial advisory sector – but this is now changing. This is the assessment of deVere Switzerland, part of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations, which recently held the ‘Women in Finance’ summit in Zurich ahead of International Women’s Day today. deVere...
  • Women of the Channel

    March 8th, 2019 was International Women’s Day, a time when the world recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of women across the globe and acknowledges the continuing strides being made toward a more gender-balanced world. Xerox has consistently worked to build a workforce that exemplifies and values diversity at all organizational...