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  • Social Entrepreneurship training opportunity for UAE Women

    January 17th, 2018, Sharjah (UAE): Twenty UAE-based women will get a chance to harness their innovation skills to benefit society in a 10-month long “Badiri Social Entrepreneurship Programme”. The programme is a partnership between Badiri Education and Development, one of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment’s (NAMA) entities, and the UK-based...
  • Abu Dhabi-based sustainability initiatives pledge to make a difference at WEEGS

    Dec 7th, 2017, Abu Dhabi (UAE): Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP), Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) and the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) initiative have pledged to support the advancement of women as drivers of sustainable economic growth. All...
  • Concrete Steps to Promote Women’s Leadership in Economic Growth Taken at WEEGS

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): The first Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017) signaled the implementation of one of the recommendations of the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel Report on Women’s Economic Empowerment, which was to address the issue of women’s economic empowerment by working directly with female...
  • Taking the Agenda of Advancing Emirati Women in Economy a Step Ahead

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): ‘Of women, by women, for women’, was the vibe at the women-only panel, which kick-started day two’s proceedings today (Tuesday) at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017). HH Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah,...
  • Massive Economic Losses A Consequence of Violence against Women

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Delegates at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit, organised by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, being held in Sharjah, have heard that the prevalence of violence against women is having a devastating effect on economies as well as the horrific trauma suffered by victims and...
  • Bridging the Gap between Women and Technology, Science, Health, Sports

    December 6th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Technology is one many sectors that has been more accepting of men than their counterparts. With digital innovations taking the lead in economy, education and society globally, this reality needs to change and become more inclusive. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017)...
  • Women’s Role in Key Sectors of Energy, Environment and Media Highlighted at WEEGS

    December 4th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): Among the major topics discussed on the first day of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017), the impediments to the participation of women in the occupations of energy, environment and media, and the need to integrate them more strongly into these key...
  • WEEGS COVERAGE – DAY 1: Arab Women still need to Overcome Stereotypes

    December 4TH, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): During the first session of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Forum taking place at Expo Centre Sharjah, titled ”Government Policies and the Private Sector’s Responsibility in Women’s Economic Advancement” the audience was told that although the UAE was proving to be one of the...
  • Sharjah UAE Ruler Attends the First Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit Inaugural Ceremony

    December 4th, 2017, Sharjah (UAE): The first Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS 2017) inaugurated today in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of NAMA...