Gender-based Violence

Is “Gender-Based Violence” Particularly Feminist? As if the arduous situations that lockdown measures have imposed on household members aren’t already enough, Feminists hit us with an additional dilemma to trigger our minds with! Voices have been raised all over the world to reinforce the need for women and vulnerable groups to speak up if they…

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women in healthcare

  Today I refuse to be a “Woman in Healthcare”, because until we talk about “Men in Healthcare,” why should I pin this title on my blazer and walk around, asking to be treated differently? Don’t get me wrong, during my twelve years of attending medical conferences, connecting with physicians, and training teams, I have…

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Gender Policy making

  Righting The Wrongs of Gender Policy Making in MEA Under both international scrutiny and support, the MEA (Middle East and Africa)* region has witnessed many breakthroughs on women’s rights and empowerment in recent years. But to a trouble-laden and often volatile geopolitical backdrop – coupled with socioeconomic shakeups to boot – these developments have…

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meet them where they are

“Don’t push people to where you want to be; meet them where they are.”-Meghan Keaney Anderson, VP Marketing, HubSpot. This saying couldn’t have been said better, looking at all the changes happening over the past few months in the MENA region and how rapidly marketing behavior and media consumption is changing amid of it all.…

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Productive 2020

We all start our new year with so many resolutions and such a BANG that we definitely become in awe of ourselves when we go over them. But honestly speaking, we’re one month down from 2020… how are you coping with that list? Is it still as realistic as you predicted? Are you truly finding…

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Women in Finance & Tech

Why Financial and technological inclusion of women really matters… ‘’There is no limit, to what we women, can accomplish’’-Michelle Obama I start this article with Michelle Obama’s quote as to how powerful women can be for an obvious reason. We live in an era where women are not silent anymore; the only limit we have is…

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Women Leadership

“Glass ceiling” and “Glass cliff”: While women have always been faced with what is called the “glass ceiling”, or the invisible barrier that makes it difficult for them to access top managerial positions, a counter phenomenon, the “glass cliff”, exists. Women in leadership positions at organizations going through crisis seem to be overrepresented. What are…

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2020 year of clarity

What comes to my mind is eyesight, as in 20/20 being able to see clearly, even the finest print at the bottom of the optometrist chart. When the optometrist prescribes a new corrected ‘power’ and we put on our glasses or contact lenses, how do we feel?  No headache, no eye pain/irritation, and clear precise…

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Pay Yourself First

  Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like.”— Will Rogers If you live for having it all, what you have will never be enough. Christmas and New Year’ Eve  are around the corner. The malls are decked out, with  fantastic slogans…

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Peace Education

Much has been said about social responsibility in the last two to three decades, and many non-governmental organizations have created programs and organized youth camps in the Arab world to encourage individuals and groups to act for the benefit of society at large. However, ongoing political disorder, wars, and economic crises in several countries have…

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