• Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi

    Fostering Gender Equality in Publishing

    The event promotes equality during the opening of the PublisHer summit with global female literati.   November 11th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE): Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice President of International Publishers Association (IPA), and founder of PublisHer, has said that women stand on the brink of welcoming a new...
  • Emirati Women Create Unique Hand-crafted Collections through Irthi’s ‘Design Labs’

    September 11th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE):Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council (Irthi), an affiliate of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, brought together young Emirati women to train with international designers to create handmade products that merge local and international crafts. The women, aged 18-35, were trained in eight different crafts and techniques through...
  • Performative Feminism

    The article was previously published in our special Women's Day edition, published on ISSUU. Feminism as a movement has undergone a series of evolutions in terms of how activism is carried out. In its early stages, during the 19th and 20th century, it was associated with the temperance and...
  • ABAAD: In Valiant Pursuit of Gender Equality

    ABAAD’s campaign under the title “A White Dress Doesn’t cover the Rape” during the 16 days of Activism to end violence against women, as part of the process of demanding the abolishment of article 522 of the Lebanese Penal Code ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality is a...
  • MA’AN Authority reveals mission to make a social impact in Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Ma’an invites communities to find solutions to social challenges and grow the “third sector” in Abu Dhabi Ma’an will encourage the development of more community-based organizations and promote collaboration across sectors of society   April 22nd, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE): Supporting the growth of the community, developing innovative solutions for...
  • Editorial: On Pakistan’s Shameless Feminism

    Speaking the truth is a seemingly desirous path for truth seekers, but more than often it is an arduous one to tread on. History is replete with agonizing tales of truth tellers who have suffered the whips and scorns of time for holding the mirror and showcasing reality as...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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