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At a critical time in the Middle East, Queen Rania of Jordan is facing the challenges of fundamentalism, the refugee crisis and rights for women and children with a rare combination of grace and guts While accepting an award in Germany this month, Queen Rania of Jordan called for extraordinary acts of compassion and global cooperation in addressing...

UN Women’s flagship report, shows that, all too often, women’s economic and social rights are held back, because they are forced to fit into a 'man’s world’. But, it is possible to move beyond the status quo, to picture a world where economies are built with women’s rights at their heart. It is being published as the...

UN Women and the People’s Republic of China will co-host a landmark event in conjunction with the UN Summit on the post-2015 development framework and as part of the 20th Anniversary commemoration of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. At the high-level “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment:...

New York (Forbes Middle East) - According to conventional wisdom, science subjects are dry, technical, tedious, and typically dominated by male students. Electric circuits, power modules, batteries - while all essential to the modern technical conveniences we can no longer imagine ourselves coping without, the thought of having to understand the...

Yinchuan (Women of China) - On September 12, the Chinese city of Yinchuan hosted the first ever women's forum between China and countries in the Middle East with the aim of promoting bilateral economic exchanges and cooperation among Chinese and Arab women. Launched during the annual China-Arab States Expo held from September 10 to 12, the...

As reported by Nisaa FM, CEO Middle East in March announced its fifth ranking of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women. Last week, on September 16 2015, Forbes Middle East unveiled its own ranking of the Most Powerful Arab Women for 2015. The names were announced at an impressive ceremony in Dubai, where the achievements of women in reaching the top of their...

In May 2015, Palestinian start-up BOLD Gadgets, founded by just 22-year-old Lama Mansour and her classmate Ismat Tuffaha, officially launched the Knot, Palestine’s first tech product. A wearable USB charging cable that powers iOS and Android smart phones at double the speed of commercial chargers, the Knot in 2014 won second place at the...

New York (UN Women) - 25 September is #OrangeDay, a day of action to end all forms of violence against women and girls. This week, the day also marks an important threshold in the international campaign for gender equality and women’s rights: from September 25 to 27, the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development...

Gaza (Al Jazeera) – Being a journalist in Gaza has never been more challenging than it is the case today. Since 2005, three wars (2008-9, 2012 and 2014) have been waged on the tiny coastal territory bordering the Mediterranean Sea, and its 1.8 million citizens have become increasingly isolated from the outside world, forced to live under prison-like...

Geneva (UNHCR) - On 15 September, the United Nation’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) announced that Aqeela Asifi - an Afghan refugee teacher who has dedicated her life to bringing education to refugee girls in Pakistan - has been awarded the 2015 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. A former teacher in Kabul, Asifi was forced to flee the city with her...