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  • Enabling Creative Spaces for People

    Enabling Creative Spaces for People

    Tell us a little bit about yourself, major influences in your life and work? I am the co-founder and General Manager of RollDxb, the Middle East’s only indoor roller-skating venue. I am a mother of four and have always been passionate about sports. From an early age, I have...
  • Mumzworld Launches an Initiative to Support Emirati Female Entrepreneurs

    Mumzworld Launches an Initiative to Support Emirati Female Entrepreneurs

    September 6th, 2023 (UAE): To celebrate Emirati Women’s Day, Mumzworld, the leading e-commerce shopping destination for mothers in the Middle East & North Africa, has launched an initiative to empower and support innovative Emirati female entrepreneurs and small business owners. This initiative contributes to the company’s goal of enhancing...
  • UN Women Statement on Afghanistan

    UN Women Statement on Afghanistan

    It is now two years since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, during which time it has imposed the most comprehensive, systematic, and unparalleled assault on the rights of women and girls. Through over 50 edicts, orders and restrictions, the Taliban have left no aspect of women’s lives untouched,...
  • WMF Selects UAE-based journalist Anjana Sankar as 2024 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

    IWMF Selects UAE-based journalist Anjana Sankar as 2024 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow

    August 2nd, 2023 (WASHINGTON, DC, USA): The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced print journalist Anjana Sankar as the organization’s 2024 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow. A veteran journalist, Sankar was chosen by a selection committee from more than 160 applicants across 59 countries. In its 19th year, the fellowship awards one journalist...
  • On Linguistic Coloniality, Hegemony And Exploring Literary Traditions Through Translation

    On Linguistic Coloniality, Hegemony And Exploring Literary Traditions Through Translation

    You transform Sufi poet Amir Khusro’s dastan  “The Tale of Four Dervishes” into a surreal and fantastical novel. What inspired you to do this? I grew up reading tales similar to Amir Khusro’s dastan, of wandering fakirs, lost princes and talking animals. I have fond memories of the magical...
  • On Social Justice, Media Matters & Recognizing Women’s Lived Experiences

    On Social Justice And Recognizing Women’s Lived Experiences

    What inspired you to pursue a career in journalism and focus on international reporting? I have always been passionate about social justice and women’s rights. After graduating with a degree in English, I enrolled in a Master’s program. However, I soon realized that academia wasn’t for me. I wanted...
  • Hira Saeed Farooqui writes about Taliban’s ban on women from universities.

    On Taliban’s Gynophobic Misogyny & Instrumentalization of Women’s Bodies for Political Ends

    Taliban have continued to impose several restrictions on women’s movement and bodies since their takeover in August 2021. They have already banned girls from attending school beyond the 6th grade and the recent move of banning women from universities is an egregious act of continued subjugation in the name...
  • Dr. Fatiha M.Benslimane: Advancing HealthTech, Diagnostic Technique To Save Lives

    Dr. Fatiha M.Benslimane: Advancing HealthTech, Diagnostic Technique To Save Lives

    Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to pursue your field of expertise? I am a junior scientist who started her journey in science at Qatar University. After completing my graduate studies from The University of Nottingham in the UK, I decided to return to Qatar University as...
  • Dr. Maha Al-Riyami : Exploring Pathway to Understanding Diabetes

    Dr. Maha Al-Riyami : Exploring Pathway to Understanding Diabetes

    Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to pursue your field of expertise? I was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Experimental Medicine from McGill University in Canada, and I am currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan...
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