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Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah honours successful Kilimanjaro Summiteers

Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah honours successful Kilimanjaro Summiteers

Sharjah: Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah (SYL) has hosted an honouring ceremony for its eight members (all under the age of 18) who successfully climbed Africa’s highest mountain after a continuous seven-day trek last month, recording a milestone achievement for themselves and for Sajaya. The ceremony was held at Sajaya headquarters in the presence of Sheikha Aisha Khalid Al Qasimi, Director of ...

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Asma Abdalla: Sudan’s first woman foreign minister

Asma Abdalla: Sudan’s first woman foreign minister

Khartoum: Asma Mohamed Abdalla, a seasoned diplomat who was sacked decades ago by now ousted leader Omar al-Al Bashir, has become Sudan’s first female foreign minister as the country transitions to civilian rule. On Monday, Abdalla met in Khartoum with her visiting Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry. Born in 1946, Abdalla was sworn in on Sunday as a member of the country’s new 18-member ...

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Sharjah Women’s Sports Launches ‘Sports Future Pioneers’ Diploma

Sharjah Women’s Sports Launches ‘Sports Future Pioneers’ Diploma

Sharjah:The Sharjah Women’s Sports (SWS) has announced the launch of the ‘Sports Future Pioneers’, a first-of-its-kind diploma in the region. The initiative which seeks to develop the leadership skills of sportswomen to empower their participation in developing and shaping the local sports sector, aligns with the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife ...

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Shell UAE celebrates accomplishments of Emirati women

Shell UAE celebrates accomplishments of Emirati women

Shell UAE hosted an event to mark the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day and highlight the vital role that the country’s women play in leadership and empowerment. To celebrate, Shell invited three Emirati women to speak about their accomplishments and experiences, as well as offer advice in terms of work-life balance and personal growth. The three speakers included Her Excellency Maytha Al ...

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ICBA welcomes Emirati woman social scientist as deputy director general

ICBA welcomes Emirati woman social scientist as deputy director general

Dubai, UAE: – Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi, an Emirati woman social scientist, has been appointed Deputy Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA). Having officially joined the center on 25 August 2019, Dr. Al Zaabi brings to the position 20 years of executive and leadership experience in higher education institutions. She was previously Director of Dubai Women’s ...

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QNRF ‘Women in Science’ Fellow Explores Sustainable Water Treatment Method

QNRF ‘Women in Science’ Fellow Explores Sustainable Water Treatment Method

Doha, Qatar: Dr. Deema Al-Masri, a research associate at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – has made significant advancements in developing a sustainable mechanism for wastewater treatment and reuse, as part of her work at the research institute’s Water Center. Dr. Al-Masri was a recipient of ...

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Women teaching boys in Saudi public schools for first time

Women teaching boys in Saudi public schools for first time

Women are teaching boys in state-run schools in Saudi Arabia for the first time. Saudi Arabia’s ministry of education has announced that women will be able to teach young boys across 1,460 government schools in the kingdom. The announcement came as Saudi Arabia began a new school term on September 1. Female and male students will remain separated in public primary schools. However, women are ...

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Saudi Arabia decrees sweeping changes to women’s rights

Saudi Arabia decrees sweeping changes to women’s rights

Women in Saudi Arabia will no longer need the permission of male guardians to travel or obtain a passport after decrees were signed by King Salman. Cabinet decrees published by the official Saudi gazette on Friday stipulate the right of every Saudi citizen over the age of 21 to obtain a passport and limits the need for a guardian’s approval to minors only. The former system required women to ...

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Women account for 60% of workers at Expo 2020 Dubai

Women account for 60% of workers at Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI- Emirati women account for 60 percent of workers at the Expo 2020 Dubai, reflecting the UAE’s vision of women’s empowerment. The expo provides an attractive working environment for innovative Emirati women, empowering them and enabling them to benefit from their creativity, reflecting the slogan, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister ...

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First group of Saudi women enroll for criminal law diploma

First group of Saudi women enroll for criminal law diploma

RIYADH: Around 50 Saudi women have been chosen to enroll in a one-year diploma in criminal law. “They’ll be trained in many subjects, visit different branches of public prosecution offices and will be working with them, including with forensic medicine,” said Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al-Mujib. Most of the women have a legal background in Shariah and law. Al-Mujib ...

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Emirati Women’s Day: How UAE empowers women with education

Emirati Women’s Day: How UAE empowers women with education

Abu Dhabi: One is a leading doctor in Abu Dhabi, who also boasts three additional Master’s degrees, while another plans to take the world of engineering by storm after completing her university education. Dr Ayesha Al Memari and Fatima Al Kaabi also have two Abu Dhabi Awards between them, and are convinced that none of these achievements would have been possible had they not been Emirati women. ...

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Saudi women outshine men in exciting adventure games

Saudi women outshine men in exciting adventure games

TAIF — The “Action Mania” park, which is one of the highlights of the ongoing Taif Season, is attracting a large number of Saudi girls to adventure and action games as it allows both sexes to exercise their passion in an unprecedented interactive atmosphere in the Village of Ward, the venue of the event, at Al-Radaf Park. Ryan Shaqroun, CEO of Saudi Entertainment Summit, owner of “Action ...

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How women in MENA are taking on the status quo – and winning

How women in MENA are taking on the status quo – and winning

People all across the MENA region take pride in their culture and the values they have inherited from older generations. Perhaps the most defining characteristic of Arab society is the close-knit family ties that shape every aspect of people’s lives – these have fostered a society that is extremely community-oriented. But for women in MENA, this dynamic is much more complex. Being part of a ...

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Women lead to reduce the impact of HIV and gender-based violence in the Middle East and North Africa

Women lead to reduce the impact of HIV and gender-based violence in the Middle East and North Africa

According to the World Health Organization, about one third of women worldwide have experienced violence. In some regions, women who have experienced physical or sexual intimate partner violence are 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV than women who have not experienced such violence. Among marginalized populations, such as sex workers or transgender women, a high prevalence of violence is ...

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The key to sustainable growth in MENA? Getting more women into work

The key to sustainable growth in MENA? Getting more women into work

As organisations work to harness and develop their people’s skills in order to prepare for the future, no investment is more crucial for our region than supporting women throughout their careers and driving gender diversity within the workforce. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says the Middle East and North Africa are collectively losing an estimated $575 ...

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Arab women seeking larger role in delivering Middle East’s aviation aspirations

Arab women seeking larger role in delivering Middle East’s aviation aspirations

The WIA Middle East General Assembly during Airport Show Speakers from GCAA, Boeing, Air BP, Safran and Honeywell Press Release Prince Fahd bin Mishaal Al-Saud, Chairman of GCC Aviation Authority and Sheikha Al Maskari, Chief Innovation Officer, UAE Space Agency, among speakers ICAO data shows only 5.18% of pilots are female Dubai: As commercial aviation witnesses a phenomenal boom across the ...

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