• Tales from the dark side

    Best-selling UAE author, Karen Osman, release second novel....
  • Noor AbdulMajeed: On Empowerment, Creativity & Gender

    Tell us a little about yourself and your creative journey? Nothing special to be said, a woman who faced and experienced a lot of being herself till she decided to write and she did … She wrote ten novels and raising three beautiful kids knowing for sure the more...
  • Calling for Third Women’s Revolution To Enable Augmented Humanity

    Dubai-UAE: 12 February 2018 – At the World Government Summit 2018, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global asked women to redesign the world they want to inherit. “We are working in a world where to be constantly ‘switched on’ is rewarded, where burnout equals success, where we...
  • The Future of Human Culture

    February 14th, 2018, Dubai (UAE): The way in which we produce and consume culture is transforming in the 21st century and will continue to change thanks to the impact of technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), on creative industries. That was the message delivered in the panel discussion ‘What is the...
  • 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...
  • On the crisis of masculinities

    Taking a phrase uttered by the actress Emma Thompson in a recent interview, today I shall make an attempt at looking into the ‘crisis of masculinities’ in eastern societies, how it stimulates and incites gender based violence including honor killing, Vani, Karo Kari etc., and its impact on gender,...
  • Honorable Crimes

    The concept of honor has always been identified with gender, specifically speaking the female gender. The term itself connotes a multitude of social concepts, deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset as well as politico-economic ideals; which can be anything from being negative, positive, chivalrous as well as stereotypical. In the 20th...
  • RESEARCH: Community Education, Feminist Literacy and Consciousness Raising

    Pedagogy is an important part of education, for it is the art of teaching. It helps guide the student on best teaching methods and how to raise consciousness. Learning, teaching and development is underpinned by cultural, social and political values that we have. The sharing of ideas is an...