Gender & inclusion

  • Laboring on

    Gender equality is the buzzword of the 21th century as is the very real struggle for growth of global economy. Surprisingly though, with such realities in plain sight, half of the population of the world being women are still unable to fully participate in modern economy. That said, those...
  • Celebrating Woman

     April 17th, 2016, Dubai, UAE – BOLDtalks Woman continues to bring to light the incredible stories of women – looking at both their challenges and triumphs – and encouraging solutions to women’s issues. ‘When you invest in a woman, change happens. Because when a woman thrives, a family thrives, a community prospers,...
  • Silencing the Lambs: A Look At Domestic Violence in Pakistan

    “In an incident in Mingora (North Area, Valley of Swat) Pakistan, in May 2001, a woman was allegedly gunned down by her husband over a domestic dispute and then the husband escaped.” – ****...
  • Leveling the Gender Quotient

    The Girls’ Lounge is a revolutionary US-based entity that offers support and mentoring to professional women, enabling them to find their voice and embrace their ‘feminine leadership powers’. Headed by the visionary Shelley Zalis, the Lounge advocates gender balance in the corporate world thereby effecting ‘real change for real...
  • Spotting the Glass Cliff

    We have all heard of the proverbial “glass ceiling” which is a term coined by Katherine Lawrence and Maryann Schreiber of Hewlett-Packard in 1979 at the National Press Club during a discussion at the Conference of the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press. The glass ceiling refers to...
  • Islamabad’s first ever #GirlsAtDhabas Meetup

    In the midst of Pakistan’s political affairs hub, a group of 11 working women ambitiously gathered at a local dhaba (a small tea shop traditionally considered a men’s-only place) to support and participate in a brilliant movement #GirlsAtDhabas to reclaim public spaces for women as they hope to change the mindset...
  • Celebrating the #DayOfTheGirl

    International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl) is celebrated annually on October 11 to highlight issues concerning gender inequality facing young girls. This year’s theme is “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.” There are nearly 600 million girls aged 10 to 19 in...
  • En-route to Public Transit Safety for Women  

    The ability to move freely and have full control over movement plays an influential role in a woman’s economic emancipation. It is not untrue to claim that true empowerment is only possible through improved mobility which enables women to take control over their lives, have access to education, markets...
  • The trade of gendered vulnerabilities

    There’s a reason why Liam Neeson’s movie “Taken” has captured our attention as its terrifying premise of losing one’s daughter to a powerful international human trafficking syndicate hits a raw nerve in every parent’s mind. And while we would like to think that the government is doing its job...
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