gender equality

UAE: A model for women’s rights in the Middle East?
Middle East

UAE: A model for women’s rights in the Middle East?

Successful women have been making headlines in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Just this week, 28-year-old Noura al-Matroushi was named the…
Human Rights Watch calls on Qatar to dismantle male guardianship
Middle East

Human Rights Watch calls on Qatar to dismantle male guardianship

DUBAI (Reuters) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Qatar on Monday to eliminate male guardianship rules that prevent women making…
Photos: International Cooperation Minister and 9 other Egyptian women receive Champions of Change Award
Egypt

Photos: International Cooperation Minister and 9 other Egyptian women receive Champions of Change Award

Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Rania Mashat became on Thursday one of 9 Egyptian women to receive the Champions of Change…
‘A Day Without Us’: Mexican women stage protest by absence
World

‘A Day Without Us’: Mexican women stage protest by absence

Women mostly stayed off Mexico City’s streets Monday as part of a protest against the country’s soaring rate of gender…
UN chief: Gender inequality biggest human rights challenge
World

UN chief: Gender inequality biggest human rights challenge

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Calling himself “a proud feminist,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lashed out at men who abuse power…
Voice of the unknown woman: Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat
Middle East

Voice of the unknown woman: Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat

For a generation, Roya Sadat has been a voice for Afghan women in one of the world’s worst places to…
First female firefighters in Egypt’s history join Civil Protection Authority
Egypt

First female firefighters in Egypt’s history join Civil Protection Authority

Egypt’s first all-female firefighting team made history on Sunday when they joined the country’s Civil Protection Authority, as part of events…
Japan gives Egypt $US 83,708 grant to support women’s empowerment
Egypt

Japan gives Egypt $US 83,708 grant to support women’s empowerment

Japan’s ambassador to Egypt Masaki Noke and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Gozour Foundation Training Center, Ali Mokhtar,…
French embassy hosts launch of initiative hoping to empower young women across Egypt
Egypt

French embassy hosts launch of initiative hoping to empower young women across Egypt

On February 2nd, the French embassy in Cairo hosted the launch of the “Women Pioneers Phase II” project, which aims…
Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile’s streets
World

Over 1,000 women take feminist anthem to Chile’s streets

More than a thousand women have taken the feminist anthem “A Rapist In Your Way” into the streets of Chile’s…
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