Articles

  • Art Inspiring Social Change

    Creativity and social connection have a natural association. Art has long been used to foster social justice by means of activism and to raise awareness of oppression, inequalities and injustice. Educating vulnerable people on issues that affect their lives such as rape, gender inequality, violence, poverty and discrimination underpins...
  • Code:Girls

    Many challenges exist in Pakistan when it comes to socio-economic development. In February 2018, a UN report cited the country having a worrying degree of gender inequality in its Gender Equality Report for its Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, especially in the employment dimension among others. While gender and inclusion,...
  • Cisco: From Empowerment to Impact

    Technology has played a pivotal role empowering women not just digitally but socio-politically and economically as well. Through a parallel reality that is the World Wide Web women have already begun leaning in. That said, there is still a long way to go, many biases to be dealt with...
  • Editorial: And Miles To Go Before We Sleep…

    Check out our top 100 global trailblazers handpicked for their tremendous achievements, empowering and enabling societies. Women have come a very long way – from the likes of Helen of Troy, being the object of desire (read: a flimsy excuse to invade foreign lands), Hypatia – mercilessly dragged to...
  • Press For Progress: Top Hundred Trailblazers

    International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on the progress we made, a time to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. As a collective effort and...
  • Rohingya: Crisis Beyond Borders

    Since the eruption of violent conflict in Rakhine State, Myanmar, many thousands of refugees have since crossed the border into Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Discrimination and marginalisation is nothing new for the Rohingya and they have been fleeing persecution and crossing the border into Bangladesh for decades in search of...
  • Do Tech to Empower

    Education is key to economic empowerment and for societies to flourish sustainably, it is equally important to encourage inclusion. Coupled with this, technology is a tool which can be leveraged for socio-economic benefits – in short for the greater good globally. Together these elements create communities that not only...
  • 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...