The Middle East
Women run only 3% of world's largest firms but more powerful than seven years ago. New research by CTPartners Executive Search Inc. said women CEOs at the world's largest corporations may not have made great progress in terms of numbers but have at least made up for it in terms of running larger and more powerful companies.
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Paper: Stepping forward or stepping back? An overview of Women’s rights in relation to the Arab Uprisings - Part 2
Part 1 of this discussion explored the role of women in the various uprisings as well as the rise of Islamism in the region and its potential impact on women. Continuing from that discussion, this paper looks into the issue of Western feminism in relation to the Arab world as well as issues affecting women which have not been given significant attention.
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Read Part 1 at consultancyafrica.com
Last year’s uprisings in the Middle East launched the region into a period of turmoil that’s continuing to boil. In the midst of dictators falling, economic uncertainty and fiery protests, an unlikely group is thriving – women entrepreneurs are pushing ahead as crises loom around them.
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Despite so many threats to their freedom, Arab women continue to stage a thousand small revolutions in their everyday lives.
Read the complete essay by Amal Ghandour, communications strategist, blogger and the author of About This Man Called Ali at aeonmagazine.com
The website dubbed the Arab woman's ultimate how-to guide, www.anaZahra.com, today unveiled a fresh new look, more in-depth features and a range of new categories (...) Hala Al Gergawi, anaZahra's editor-in-chief, says the portal reflects the aspirations of modern Arab women and empowers them to realise their ambitions.
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The women's movement in Egypt goes back a long way. But how has the situation of women changed in the 18 months since the start of the Arab Spring? The Egyptian-German political scientist and women's rights activist Hoda Salah takes stock.
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ArabWomenNow.com has launched an online platform to represent Arab women who have broken the barriers and living their life their way. The site is meant as an effort to inspire those who are still reeling under the age old taboos and traditions" informs a representative. Among topics covered on the site are fashion, cooking, career, health and relationships. (…) We are still in the developing stage and improving our website every day on the feedback we receive from focused users,” says the representative in a press release.
The United Nations and Arab Women TV “Heya TV” launched a new television program focusing on improving women’s role in politics Tuesday. The show will focus on Lebanese women’s role in politics, where they have been notably underrepresented in the Arab world.
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More Arab women are joining a women’s rights movement group to demand change and equality. While revolutions swept through some Arab countries and toppled dictators in all of Tunisia and Egypt, women were still mistreated by both the revolutionists who promised fundamental change as well as regime supporters.
Read more at alarabiya.net