Women’s News

June 15, 2019
Egypt Cairo Court

Challenges of Egyptian women judges

Many socio-cultural barriers and stereotypes have led women to suffer and get oppressed in many different forms in societies across the world. One of such cases is from Egypt, where despite various legal acts stating provisions of equal opportunities for men and women, women are banned for holding the position of judges in official courts. Article 186 of the State Council Law Regulation is the base of the General Assembly resolution issued on 15/2/2010 mentions about the rejection of appointment […]
June 10, 2019
For SAMA: A Mother’s journey through Syrian conflict

For SAMA: A Mother’s journey through Syrian conflict

Syrian war and its ongoing trauma have wrenched the hearts of world through its news and photographs. Yet the power of a personalized story, reflecting a female life in transition from a student to married life and as a parent during the peak of war has touched the heart in whole another level. “For Sama” is the documentary shown in Special Screenings in Cannes film festival 2019, which has caught million hearts. The film tells the story of Waad-al-Kateab’s life […]
June 2, 2019
gender equality in technology

Women in Technology

When the first-ever black hole image was released earlier this year, the other thing that took people by surprise than the major breakthrough moment in the field of science was that it was made possible by a woman’s idea and effort.  Katherine L. Bouman, 30-year-old American computer scientist made possible the historical achievement through her consistent efforts since 2016 in creation of algorithms and tests of five petabytes of data for the Event Horizon Telescope Project. Naturally, there were mixed […]
May 11, 2019
Gender gaps in labor market

An overview of Gender gaps in labor market

International Labour day (also called International Workers’ day or May Day) was celebrated on the first of May worldwide. Considered as one of the biggest celebrations of the year, the day is celebrated to mark the Haymarket affair that occurred in Chicago in 1886 on the first of May, where the strike for 8-hours work per day was started. This year, the May Day was celebrated with the theme “Sustainable Pension for all: Role of Social Partners.” Analyzing the labor […]
April 27, 2019
Greta Thunberg

Climate warrior: Greta Thunberg

As 8-year-old Greta learned about climate change reduction through recycling of wastage and plastic alternatives, she was surprised to learn about human’s ability to change the climate conditions of the earth. Sharing in the TED talk in Stockholm in January, she explained how deeply affected she was when she got to learn about deteriorating climate conditions and continuity of human’s choices to further deteriorate it. She could not comprehend that people, despite being aware of the climate crisis, managed to […]
April 21, 2019
Sudan Revolution

Women-led revolution overthrows fundamentalist president in Sudan

The month of April in 2019 has been historically remarkable for Sudan as they overthrew longtime president Omar-al-Bashir from power. The military took over the country’s ruling system as a result of elongated protests by the Sudanese. As the Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf announced Al-Bashir being taken into military custody as per the indiction by International Criminal Court on the charges of committing genocides and crimes against humanity, the country lauded with victory; the victory which was […]
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