• Abu Dhabi-based sustainability initiatives pledge to make a difference at WEEGS

    Dec 7th, 2017, Abu Dhabi (UAE): Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP), Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) and the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative have pledged to support the advancement of women as drivers of sustainable economic growth. All...
  • Concrete Steps to Promote Women’s Leadership in Economic Growth Taken at WEEGS

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): The first Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017) signaled the implementation of one of the recommendations of the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment, which was to address the issue of women’s economic empowerment by working directly with female...
  • Taking the Agenda of Advancing Emirati Women in Economy a Step Ahead

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): ‘Of women, by women, for women’, was the vibe at the women-only panel, which kick-started day two’s proceedings today (Tuesday) at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017). HH Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah,...
  • Massive Economic Losses A Consequence of Violence against Women

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Delegates at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit, organised by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, being held in Sharjah, have heard that the prevalence of violence against women is having a devastating effect on economies as well as the horrific trauma suffered by victims and...
  • Bridging the Gap between Women and Technology, Science, Health, Sports

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Technology is one many sectors that has been more accepting of men than their counterparts. With digital innovations taking the lead in economy, education and society globally, this reality needs to change and become more inclusive. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017)...
  • Sharjah UAE Ruler Attends the First Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit Inaugural Ceremony

    December 4th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): The first Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017) inaugurated today in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of NAMA...
  • Special Interview: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women – Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit

    In the wake of the upcoming Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) to be held on 4th and 5th of December at Expo Centre Sharjah, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women, talks about the partnership with NAMA Women Advancement Establishment and the expected major outcomes of the much awaited...
  • WEEGS COVERAGE: Summit to Host Innovation and Entrepreneurship Sessions

    November 30th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): NAMA Women Advancement Establishment has announced that the first edition of the Women Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) will include two interactive sessions on entrepreneurship and innovation for women, with the activities hosting an array of established female entrepreneurs providing tips on how to...
  • Seeing Red!

    Being healthy and strong is synonymous with good hygiene, which is one of the reasons why the United Nations has adopted Good Health and Well-being as Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 as well as Water and Sanitation as SDG 6. These are among the top 10 of the 17...