Articles

  • 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...
  • 2017- A dynamic year for women’s rights

    The year 2017 has been a dynamic year for the women’s rights movement. Feminist activists from around the globe came together in solidarity to champion women’s rights and raise awareness on issues affecting women and to resist hateful and abusive rhetoric. Women’s Place is in the Revolution! Kick-starting on...
  • 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...
  • On the crisis of masculinities

    Taking a phrase uttered by the actress Emma Thompson in a recent interview, today I shall make an attempt at looking into the ‘crisis of masculinities’ in eastern societies, how it stimulates and incites gender based violence including honor killing, Vani, Karo Kari etc., and its impact on gender,...
  • From Intent to Impact

    To read about the second day of the Global WIL Economic Forum 2017, click here. October 25th, 2017, Dubai (UAE): More than 600 business leaders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, artists and youth from around the world, gathered today at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Dubai, for the first day of the Global...
  • Flexible work hours boost efficiency: Research

    Dubai, UAE: Allowing flexible hours enables efficiency for both sexes, according to a new survey carried out by global PR and Communications body, Global Women in PR (GWPR). And while flexibility is attractive to the 83% of parent respondents who found balancing childcare and work a challenge, women are...
  • Opinion: Women’s Vulnerabilities, Globalization & Sustainability

    Globalization – a buzzword in today’s day and age! A term that has both negative and positive connotations, it is all about open or free trade economies, internationalized financial markets and much more. But that said, a thorough study highlights how it can negatively impact the female gender. According...
  • Saahas – the story of one woman, a laptop and a big vision

    On the occasion of the International Day of Youth, the Red Elephant Foundation announced the formal launch of its mobile app, Saahas. The mobile version of the GBV Help Map, Saahas is a tool for survivors of gender-based violence and for bystanders to equip themselves with resources to respond...