June2019

  • Emirates SkyCargo appoints first Emirati female Cargo Managers in Kuwait and Oman

    June 27th, 2019, Dubai (UAE): Emirates SkyCargo has announced the appointment of Alyazeya Saeed and Fatma Ahli to the key positions of Cargo Managers of Oman and Kuwait respectively. The two appointees, who graduated from Emirates SkyCargo’s Commercial Management Programme, will manage the airline’s cargo operations in the two...
  • Dissecting the financial gender gap

    Entrepreneurship is one of the main lifelines of positive economic activity in a country. Not only does it enable healthy competition, triggers innovation and introduces new products as well as services, it greatly contributes to economic development, productivity and job creation. While many barriers still exist for entrepreneurs leading...
  • World not delivering quality maternal health care to poorest mothers – UNICEF

    More than five million families across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean spend over 40 per cent of their non-food household expenses on maternal health services every year, UNICEF said in a new analysis on maternal health. Nearly two-thirds of these households, or around three million, are...
  • Advancing Safe Motherhood

    Responses from 1.2 million women, collected by mobilizers in 114 countries show reproductive and maternal healthcare is often unsanitary, undignified and under-equipped.   White Ribbon Alliance reveals the global results of its ground- breaking What Women Want Campaign; the largest ever open-ended survey into women’s opinion on their own...
  • Ma’an’s first social incubator program receives regional and global interest

    New public workshop to be held to provide advice on the application process. Application deadline extended to 13 July to accommodate increasing interest from social entrepreneurs.   June 10th, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE): The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an has extended the deadline till 13 July in response to...
  • 9 out of 10 girls believe women leaders suffer discrimination and sexual harassment – Plan International report

    A vast majority of girls worldwide want to take leadership positions in the workplace, politics and wider society, yet more than 9 out of 10 believe as women leaders they will suffer widespread discrimination and sexual harassment, reveals new research by child rights organization Plan International. Close to 10,000...
  • IN FOCUS – WD2019: PEPFAR Will Invest Nearly $2 Billion This Year to Empower and Support Women and Girls

    At the recently concluded Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada, the U.S. government announced that it will invest nearly $2 billion this year to advance gender equality by supporting millions of women and girls through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). “Through PEPFAR, the U.S. government...
  • IN FOCUS – WD2019: Enabling 250,000 Women Workers in Global Supply Chains

    United Nations Foundation convenes private sector companies to step up to support women workers and improve productivity.   June 8th, 2019, Vancouver (Canada):Ten global companies today announced new and expansive commitments to improving the health and empowerment of a combined more than 250,000 women workers and community members around...
  • IN FOCUS – WD2019: Meeting Needs of Youth, Women And the Marginalized

    Experts share new studies and documented best practices at global conference.   June 8th, 2019, Vancouver (Canada):To help power progress, organizations at all levels have stepped up to document solutions and develop guidance for improving the health and rights of girls and women in humanitarian emergencies. Today at the...