• Afghan all-girls team challenge status quo to compete in robotics contest

    October 27th, 2019, Dubai (UAE): The Afghanistan booth at the FIRST Global Challenge 2019 in Dubai is packed, with hardly any space to move. The all-teenage-girl Afghan Dreamers team are being filmed for a documentary and trailed everywhere by a camera crew while curious bystanders look on. The girls first...
  • India’s Geared-Up Girls on a mission to promote STEM 

    October 27TH, 2019, Dubai (UAE): Members of Geared-Up Girls have been lugging their robot, Shakti (the Sanskrit word for power), around in a suitcase all morning for practice at Festival Arena, frantically adding tweaks to improve the consistency and reliability of the prototype. The all-girl team representing India at the...
  • Human Trafficking in the Digital Age

    It is an absolute pleasure to be here albeit digitally. I’ll begin with a brief introduction about my work. I founded Ananke in 2014 – a digital platform that empowers women through awareness, education and advocacy. We showcase visionary women as role models for aspiring women and girls to...
  • Women Who Tech

    Ten of the top women-led startups working tirelessly to solve some of our country’s biggest issues will pitch prominent investors for a chance to win a $50K grant and $280K in Google Cloud services. Women Who Tech is a non-profit organization which was launched in 2008 in an effort...
  • A Roadmap to Digital Inclusion and Economic Empowerment

    Some 30 odd years ago, when the hit action series Knight Rider was aired on TV, audiences watched in awe and wonder when Michael Knight talked to his car via his watch. These are not just fantastical movies anymore but 21stcentury realities, with talking phones and smart homes to...
  • Prospects of Blockchain & Women’s Participation

    Blockchain, as we know it, has several definitions. One of such simple definitions is that a blockchain is a chain of chronological blocks which represents a distributed database, existing on multiple computers at the same time. It is a continuously growing list of digital records in blocks which are...
  • Bridging the Gap Through Gender Data

    This article was previously publishing in Ananke's digital Women's Day edition. To view the special edition, visit Ananke on ISSUU. Can you tell us what the project Bridging the Gap is all about? When will it be launched and where? What are the main objectives of the project? Bridging...
  • Online Identity an asset to Dark Web criminals

    While many of us have heard of, or even fallen victim to, cybercrimes such as data and identity theft, it seems that relatively few know the value of the information stolen from us. A new study from Kaspersky Labhas revealed that while our identity may not be worth a...
  • Disrupting Cyberspace

    An All-Female Team of Students Wins Day 1 of the 5th Edition of the UAE CyberQuest....
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