June2020

  • A WiSER Approach To Leveraging Digital Technologies for Gender Parity

    A WiSER Approach To Leveraging Digital Technologies for Gender Parity

    The ‘Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy’ (WiSER) platform was officially launched on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in September 2015. WiSER is a Masdar-led impact focused initiative dedicated to inspiring women and girls to play an active role in addressing global sustainability challenges....
  • Smart phones are empowering women worldwide

    Smart phones are empowering women worldwide

    June 27th, 2020, Montreal (Canada): By giving women access to information they otherwise wouldn’t have, mobile phones are transforming lives. Putting smart phones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world, according to researchers from McGill University, University of Oxford,...
  • Unilever embraces an inclusive vision of beauty

    Unilever embraces an inclusive vision of beauty

    June 25,th, 2020, (London/Rotterdam): Unilever announced today the next step in the evolution of its skin care portfolio to a more inclusive vision of beauty – which includes the removal of the words ‘fair/fairness’, ‘white/whitening’, and ‘light/lightening’ from its products’ packs and communication. As part of this decision, the...
  • Effects And Impact of COVID19 on Civil Society Organizations

    The COVID19 pandemic has changed the way we see issues, conflict and emergencies. As it disrupts and wreaks a havoc on health and healthcare systems, education, businesses, economies and life itself indiscriminately, we are actually left with no choice but to take it head on. Needless to say, the...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints President of Gender Equality

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints President of Gender Equality

    June 15th, 2020, Seattle (USA): The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation named Anita Zaidi, currently director, Vaccine Development & Surveillance (VD&S) and Enteric & Diarrheal Diseases (EDD), as the first president of Gender Equality on June 11th, 2020. In this new role, Anita will oversee a division comprised of the...
  • Human Rights Specialist Liz Guantai Selected For The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2020

    Women Deliver has announced its Young Leaders Program Class of 2020, consisting of 300 diverse set of young people from all over the world. These changemakers have been chosen for their groundbreaking efforts advancing gender equality not just within their communities and countries, but all across the globe. And,...
  • Food Safety: A Clarion Call To Action

    Food Safety: A Clarion Call To Action

    (Ananke is thrilled to announce a monthly column on food safety, insecurity. Watch this space for more information) “Health is wealth”, they say; and good food is vital to healthy-living. Of all the basic needs of a human being (which includes food, clothing, and shelter), good food tops the...
  • Leveraging Technology for Maternal Health

    Leveraging Technology for Maternal Health

    The cost of insufficient maternal health has reached massive heights in recent times. Every year, close to 350,000 women die worldwide due to a lack of proper postpartum and maternal healthcare. Around 99% of these deaths occur in third world and developing countries, with Pakistan being the leader in...
  • Enabling Return To New Normal Through Tech

    Enabling Return To New Normal Through Tech

    June 7th, 2020, Dubai (UAE): WRLD3D and SMARTCITTI, two leading innovators in the 3D digital visualisation and smart workplace solutions space, have joined forces to launch the social distancing navigation app – SafeDistance.  The app has been specifically designed to meet the needs of people re-entering places of work...
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