• World Forum to Mobilize Investments for Climate, Energy, Health, Food

    World Forum to Mobilize Investments for Climate, Energy, Health, Food

    The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will hold the World Investment Forum 2023 to rally investments for climate action, clean energy, health care, food security and other development needs. Heads of state, more than 50 government ministers, over 150 CEOs of leading companies and stock exchanges, and...
  • The Gift Of Sight For A Better Future

    The Gift Of Sight For A Better Future

    This interview is a part of Ananke’s special edition celebrating The Fred Hollows Foundation’s 30 years of change making in the fields of eye health and development. The Special Edition can be viewed here. Let us begin by you telling us about yourself? My name is Shahd Al Jumaily,...
  • Influencing Changemaking Through Media

    Influencing Changemaking Through Media

    This interview is a part of Ananke’s special edition celebrating The Fred Hollows Foundation’s 30 years of change making in the fields of eye health and development. The Special Edition can be viewed here.  Let us begin by you telling us about yourself?  I am a simple, hardworking, and...
  • PublisHer founder urges women to unite, challenge workplace discrimination at Rio de Janeiro Bienal do Livro

    PublisHer founder urges women to unite, challenge workplace discrimination at Rio de Janeiro Bienal do Livro

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Bodour Al Qasimi—who founded PublisHer to help women beat gender-based career barriers in publishing—has urged Brazil’s bookwomen to unite, find strength in numbers, and call out workplace discrimination. The Emirati publishing entrepreneur and philanthropist was speaking at Rio de Janeiro’s Bienal do Livro, opening PublisHer’s...
  • Enabling Creative Spaces for People

    Enabling Creative Spaces for People

    Tell us a little bit about yourself, major influences in your life and work? I am the co-founder and General Manager of RollDxb, the Middle East’s only indoor roller-skating venue. I am a mother of four and have always been passionate about sports. From an early age, I have...
  • Mumzworld Launches an Initiative to Support Emirati Female Entrepreneurs

    Mumzworld Launches an Initiative to Support Emirati Female Entrepreneurs

    September 6th, 2023 (UAE): To celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, Mumzworld, the leading e-commerce shopping destination for mothers in the Middle East & North Africa, has launched an initiative to empower and support innovative Emirati female entrepreneurs and small business owners. This initiative contributes to the company’s goal of enhancing...
  • UN Women Statement on Afghanistan

    UN Women Statement on Afghanistan

    It is now two years since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, during which time it has imposed the most comprehensive, systematic, and unparalleled assault on the rights of women and girls. Through over 50 edicts, orders and restrictions, the Taliban have left no aspect of women’s lives untouched,...
  • 76 per cent of children exposed to extreme high temperatures in South Asia - UNICEF

    76 per cent of children exposed to extreme high temperatures in South Asia – UNICEF

    August 7th, 2023, New Delhi – India/Kathmandu – Nepal): South Asia has the highest percentage of children exposed to extreme high temperatures, compared to all other regions, according to a UNICEF analysis. UNICEF estimates that 76 per cent of children under 18 in South Asia – 460 million – are...
  • WMF Selects UAE-based journalist Anjana Sankar as 2024 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

    IWMF Selects UAE-based journalist Anjana Sankar as 2024 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

    August 2nd, 2023 (WASHINGTON, DC, USA): The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced print journalist Anjana Sankar as the organization’s 2024 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow. A veteran journalist, Sankar was chosen by a selection committee from more than 160 applicants across 59 countries. In its 19th year, the fellowship awards one journalist...
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