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Jankidevi Bajaj Award Conferred on  Shamshad Begum

Jankidevi Bajaj Award Conferred on Shamshad Begum

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mumbai: The 25th IMC Ladies Wing Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar 2017, was conferred on the renowned social worker from Chhattisgarh, Shamshad Begum, at a function here recently. Begum is the founder-president of the NGO Sahyogi Jankalyan Samiti Gunderdehi of Chhattisgarh and was selected for the award for her outstanding contribution towards Rural Entrepreneurship. The honour was […]

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Nus Ghani –  UK Muslim Woman Minister Addresses House of Commons

Nus Ghani – UK Muslim Woman Minister Addresses House of Commons

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

London: The first female Muslim minister, parliamentarian in the United Kingdom, Nus Ghani spoke from the British Parliament dispatch box.Soon after her first speech in the House of Commons, she tweeted that: “Made my debut as @transportgovuk Minister and made a bit of history as the first female Muslim Minister to speak from the House […]

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Kabul University – Afghanistan’s First Batch of Women Studies Scholars Graduate

Kabul University – Afghanistan’s First Batch of Women Studies Scholars Graduate

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first batch of Women Studies graduates in Afghanistan received their degrees at Kabul University recently. Kabul University is the first university of Afghanistan to offer a Masters degree in Women and Gender Studies, teaching feminist theories, media, civil society and conflict resolution in its two-year programme. The programme is funded by South Korea and […]

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Ghazala Tasneem

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ghazala Tasneem, a housewife from Katihar district of Bihar was selected for the Bihar Judicial Services Competitive Examination with 65th rank. For Ghazala Tasneem, October 31, 2017, was not a normal day. It was the day her dream came true and she was rewarded for her hard struggle of three years. She was selected for […]

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Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team

Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The teenagers, who hail from the western city of Herat, took the Entrepreneurial Challenge at the Robotex festival, which was held in Estonia. It has been a year of travel difficulties, project setbacks and family heartbreak, but a girls’ robotics team from Afghanistan has made a comeback.The group of teenagers won an award at a top […]

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Women Take a Lead in UAE’s Space Missions

Women Take a Lead in UAE’s Space Missions

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Five years ago, when engineer Amel Amin joined the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre in the UAE, there was only one female engineer employed there. But, fast forward to today, more than 80 per cent of applications received by the centre are from women. Women are taking a lead role when it comes to engineering […]

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Syeda Salva Fatima – Bakery Worker’s Daughter Flies High in Hijab

Syeda Salva Fatima – Bakery Worker’s Daughter Flies High in Hijab

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

It wasnot a smooth ride for Salva Fatima, as she had to overcome many odds to attain her life’s ambition. Salva comes from the poverty-stricken neighbourhood of Sultan Shahi in the old city of Hyderabad. By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad: “I want to become a pilot.” When she instinctively answered a question at an event over a […]

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Abu Dhabi Women Donate Hair for Cancer Patients

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Empathizing with the sufferings of the cancer patients who had lost their hair to chemotherapy, 15 women from Abu Dhabi recently donated their hair to help make wigs for cancer patients in a show of solidarity. Members of the Mortho Mariyam Samajam, the women’s wing of the St George Jacobite Syrian Simhasana Cathedral Al Ain, […]

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Egyptian Initiative Spotlights  Women’s Rights through Film

Egyptian Initiative Spotlights Women’s Rights through Film

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Can cinema help raise awareness of women’s issues and give lawmakers a sense of what Egyptian women need? Mona Mounir, a member of the Egyptian parliament who launched an independent initiative, dubbed Women’s Cinema, believes that films and post-screening discussions can help women understand their rights. “The initiative aims at raising women’s awareness about their rights by showing short […]

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Bahrain Appoints First Woman Foreign Ministry Under Secretary

Bahrain Appoints First Woman Foreign Ministry Under Secretary

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bahrain has appointed Dr. Shaikha Rana Bint Isa al-Khalifa as the first women Under Secretary under the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has been working as an assistant under-secretary for Arab and Afro-Asian Affairs and organizations with the foreign ministry since April 2011. She has previously participated in several of bilateral and multilateral meetings […]

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