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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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