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November 24, 2019
Women in Middle East Uprisings

Women in Middle East Uprisings

Middle East continues to up rise as the Lebanese and Iraqis protest against their own government for nearly a month now. Starting from October this year, citizens from both countries have taken on streets with massive protests against their respective government for being incompetent and failing to meet its citizens’ basic needs. Lebanon uprising: Ignited as a result of sheer corruption, incompetence and social injustice, the Lebanese have taken their protest against the sectarian political system to a new height […]
October 26, 2019
NASA Women

NASA embarks first All-Women Spacewalk

NASA hit a milestone on Friday, October 10, 2019 as two female astronauts embarked on a first all-female spacewalk. Tasked with replacing a failed power control unit, the two female astronauts, Ms. Christina Koch and Dr. Jessica Meir, floated feet-first out of the International Space Station’s Quest airlock without male counterparts for the first time. It was a seven hours and 17 minutes’ walk in space which included a brief call with President Trump. Initially scheduled to be seven months […]
August 20, 2019
Tunisian women gender equality

Tunisia’s way towards gender equality

Sixty years ahead of independence from France and Post – 2011 revolution, Tunisia has been a promising figure towards securing gender equality in the Middle East region. Since 1956, Tunisian women were able to enjoy some of the progressive freedom instituted by Habib Bourguiba- the first elected president- such as access to higher education, the right to file for divorce, and certain job opportunities. The Personal Status Code which came into effect from 1956 is considered one of the most […]
August 10, 2019
Climate change

Importance of women on climate action

Climate change facts ● An estimated 4 million people die prematurely each year from household air pollution ● 18.8 million people were displaced because of climate related disasters in 2017 ● 2.9 billion people in the developing world still use polluting fuels like wood, coal, and charcoal ● Only 35% of environmental sector ministries have a gender focal point Impacts of climate change have been increasingly detrimental each year in every part of the world. As the last five years […]
July 29, 2019
FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

In lens: FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019

The eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, held in France from 7 June to 7 July, definitely won millions of hearts and eyes claiming a digital breakthrough this year. The USA was declared the winner with 2-0 against the Netherlands and secure the fourth title in eight tournaments. Previously, Germany has secured the title two times, where Japan and Norway have won one time each. 24 national teams participated in the tournament where 52 matches were played in […]
July 23, 2019
Beijing+25

Beijing+25: Progress and challenges till date

The 1995 Beijing Conference will complete its 25th year in 2020. The Fourth World Conference on Women organized by the United Nations after the first in Mexico in 1975, the second in Copenhagen in 1980 and the third in Nairobi 1985, was a milestone for improving human rights for women and girls. In the conference, 189 UN member states unanimously adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BFPA) as a global agenda for girls and women rights improvement. The […]
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