Research, documentation and information on gender related issues
AnaZahra brings home the silver as the 2nd most powerful lifestyle website, according to Forbes Middle East 2012 ranking of online media in the Arab world. The site has the declared goal of remaining the 'primary destination for the connected Arabic woman for premium content, continuously serving knowledge and expertise that enriches her daily life.'
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A Danish-Moroccan book project reverses the stereotypical images of Moroccan women. The book Moroccan women: Invisible success stories contains personal stories told by 14 successfull Moroccan women from all levels of society and in business life, meant to inspire other women. The book was launched in Denmark earlier this week with attendance from among others the Moroccan ambassador, Raja Ghannam. Head of KVINFO's MENA department, Lisbeth Pilegaard, said in her presentation that the book is a farewell to the conception of Moroccan women as victims, fragile individuals that do not participate in society. The book is produced as a part of KVINFO's bilateral project Women Economic Decision Making and Leadership.
It’s not often that a storyteller’s background becomes as compelling as the story itself. But such is Yemeni filmmakerKhadija Al Salami’s, whose film Al Sarka (The Scream) is one of 15 documentaries to be screened under the Muhr Arab category at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival.
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In the wake of recent developments during the Arab Spring and its intense media coverage, a deceivingly straightforward question arose; Where are the women? Although women actually played a pivotal role in every country during its transition period, they were still widely portrayed as “victims” or “sexual objects”, leaving to men the role of the “leader”, the “hero” or the “expert”.
EMHRN’s gender media guide’s ambitious aim is to correct this misconception by bringing to light a more gender balanced media coverage of women in transition countries.
Read more and download the guide at euromedrights.org
A feminist scholar at Harvard University has earned the 2013 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for explaining why a growing number of Muslim women in the United States are wearing veils.
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Transitions taking place in the region are igniting debate on the need for Arab women to seize the opportunity to push for their rights and ensure their engagement in the decision-making process, researchers said on Monday. In light of fears that the Arab Spring is “leaving women out in the cold and failing to make them reap its gains”, platforms to debate gender equality are more important than ever, they added in a seminar titled “Women Making Change”.
Read more at jordantimes.com
In time with the UAE's celebrations of its 41st National Day, The Dubai Women's Establishment has announced the launching of "UAE Women's Index Report" which is aimed to serve as an up-to-date reference on facts and figures pertaining to Emirati women in the various sectors of the job market as well as in education. The resource will come in handy for local and international organizations, academics, researchers and all those concerned with the status of women in the UAE.
Read more at zawya.com