October2019

  • United Nations Flag

    Security Council Urges Recommitment to Women, Peace, Security Agenda

    The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2492 on October 29th, 2019, urging States to recommit themselves to its women, peace and security agenda — now approaching its twentieth anniversary — including by creating safe environments for women leaders, peacebuilders, human rights defenders and political actors around the globe. By terms...
  • women drive sustainability

    Sowing seeds for a sustainable future

    October 31st, 2019, BERKELEY, CA, (USA): As You Sow, a leading non-profit promoting sustainable investing, today announced that its Gender Equality Funds investing tool has been upgraded with a first-of-its-kind sustainability report card, grading investments on six environmental and social issues including gender equality, fossil fuels, deforestation, and weapons. The updated search tool...
  • Qiyada Emerging Leaders

    Mckinsey launches leadership program for Emarati talent

    Qiyada Emerging Leaders is a tailored leadership program aimed at empowering top Emirati talent October 30th, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE):  McKinsey & Company has announced the launch of a new leadership development program designed to unlock the leadership potential of top Emirati professionals in Abu Dhabi. The intensive one-year...
  • Girls carrying scientific experiments

    Empower Girls in STEM

    Dubai Science Park and Covestro partner with g4g to empower girls to pursue STEM careers and build a talent pipeline in the region. October 30th, 2019, (Dubai-UAE):  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a science- and healthcare-focused business community, joined forces with Covestro, one of the world’s leading polymer producers, and...
  • child in conflict

    Young Leaders Unite in Morocco for Fellowship on Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

    October 29th, 2019, New York (USA): Today, the Open Hands Initiative (OHI) has launched an international fellowship to foster dialogue and goodwill between students and young leaders from the U.S. and Morocco. The “Salaam Fellowship for Conflict Resolution” being held in the cities of Casablanca, Rabat and Marrakesh, Morocco, is...
  • Author Youmna el eid

    Author, Critic Yumna Al Eid Named SIBF 2019 Cultural Personality of the Year

    October 29th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE): The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced Lebanese author and critic Dr Yumna Al Eid (also known as Hikmat Sabbagh) as the Cultural Personality of the Year at the 38th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which will run from October 30 to...
  • Refugee Team Hope Wins Robotics Challenge

    Refugee Team Hope claim victory at third annual global robotics event

    October 29th, 2019, Dubai (UAE):  Team Hope led the winning four-team alliance to a dramatic victory in the grand final of the FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai. The third edition of the annual robotics competition – the first to be hosted outside the Americas – drew the participation...
  • Meet the female STEM role models redefining femininity in the sciences

    October 27th, 2019, Dubai (UAE): Sofia Nanjari was just nine when she was introduced to robotics. She overheard her brother, then an engineering first-year undergraduate student, complain about how hard robotics programming was. She later went on to YouTube for tutorial videos, and the first thing she ever learned to...
  • Afghan all-girls team challenge status quo to compete in robotics contest

    October 27th, 2019, Dubai (UAE): The Afghanistan booth at the FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai is packed, with hardly any space to move. The all-teenage-girl Afghan Dreamers team are being filmed for a documentary and trailed everywhere by a camera crew while curious bystanders look on. The girls first...