Women Empowerment

Women EmpowermentApril 17, 2017

Unpaid Domestic Work: A Tale of Disproportionate Gender Representation

Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Column: Hidden Promises
Alia is an AUS student double majoring in International Studies and English literature. She is also the author of Alatash fictional novel. Her main goal is to make a change and empower the youth. Her column is meant to help the younger generations deal with tough situations. It was given that title as hidden promises is what us teenagers often believe; false promises.
Alia Al Hazami (@AliaAlHazami)

Reading Time: 4 minutesHow come women’s unpaid work is considered unimportant to the development of society and isn’t counted within its GNP. Despite common belief, there has never been a time in history where women did not work. The work done by women that usually gets disregarded is that of unpaid domestic nature. Unpaid work is usually defined

CultureApril 12, 2017

To The Ones Who Got Killed In The Name Of Honor

Lulwa A.M. (@A_Lulwaal)

Lulwa is a growing writer and artist from Kuwait. She holds a BBA in International Management. She is an aspiring philanthropist, an avid reader, an enthusiast for knowledge, a feminist and a cosmopolitan. Her major topics of interest, which are reflected in her articles, include cultural diversity, tolerance, women empowerment, literature, and education. Lulwa also reviews books on her Instagram account.

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Reading Time: 6 minutesCountless women are killed every year in the name of honor; our societies harbor such injustice and we are all passive participants. Almost every evening, when the inhabitants of the oldest apartment building in the outskirts of the youngest and most urbanized city in the country were supposedly in a deep sleep, a certain man

ScienceJanuary 24, 2017

The Journeys of 2 Women in UAE’s STEM

Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

Yaqoob is an Aerospace Engineer in Emirates Advanced Investments Group. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a BSc in Aerospace Engineering specializing in aeronautics and a BSc in Computational Mathematics specializing in physics. Also, he is currently completing his MSc in Information Security from Khalifa University and an MBA from Abu Dhabi University. Yaqoob is interested to write about science, technology, engineering, mathematics, art, culture, and community.
Yaqoob AlShamsi (@yaqoobalshamsi)

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Reading Time: 5 minutesWho are some of the women examples in STEM fields, and how rich are their experiences and their lessons? The small percentages of women in STEM fields have always been a concern by many (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), whether inside or outside the STEM fields, especially with the fact that their

FeatureDecember 7, 2016

5 Reasons Why I Would Enroll My Daughter in Sharjah Girl Guides (@ShjGirlGuides)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah, founder of Sail Publishing, a digital publishing house for online magazines and ebooks, and editor in chief of the Emirati Sail Magazine, an online magazine about community and culture written in English by Emirati columnists. Iman is a multi award winner in digital publishing, entrepreneurship, and literature. Iman has also completed the Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media Course in Yale University. Besides her work in publishing, she also lectures in Canadian University in Dubai.
Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Reading Time: 7 minutesWhat benefits can you expect for your daughters once you enroll them in Sharjah Girl Guides? And does it matter for the girls as they grow up and for their communities. I was invited the last month to the annual ceremony of Sharjah Girls Guide (SGG), in which Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al

InspirationalMay 3, 2016

I’m Not SORRY … And I Don’t Apologize For This Piece!

Aida AlBusaidy (@AidaAlBusaidy)

Aida AlBusaidy (@AidaAlBusaidy)

Developmental Editor.
Aida has more than a decade experience in the communications, and mastering ceremonies field, she worked in private and public sectors, and now heads the Stakeholder Communications in Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing in Dubai. Aida was a columnist in few of the local newspapers, a TV co-host of a community talk show, and cofounded with friends a community platform: “Promise Of A Generation”.
Aida AlBusaidy (@AidaAlBusaidy)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe author discusses a recurring topic of how women/girls are constantly using the word “sorry” which automatically puts

EntrepreneurApril 5, 2016

Supporting Female-Owned, Small Businesses

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

Column: Musings of An Entrepreneur

Sidiqa is 25 years old and is half-Emirati and half-Pakistani. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the American University of Sharjah and a Master’s degree in Conflict Prevention, Sustainable Peace, and Security from the University of Durham in the UK. Sidiqa owns and manages the boutique-café concept store “Spontiphoria” in Wasl Square, Jumeirah.
Sidiqa Sohail (@sid_90)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesIn this article, the author describes the annual initiative in her store (Spontiphoria) done to support small businesses. It was late 2014, and I was sitting and thinking of the franchise-savvy nature of the average Dubai consumer. At that point in time, international brands and franchises reigned supreme. Dubai was all about the next big

HistoryJanuary 24, 2016

Feminism & Islam: Celebrating The Gentle Giants

Masarat Daud (@masarat)

Masarat Daud (@masarat)

Masarat Daud is many things. A cook, a girl’s education campaigner, a TED speaker, a TEDx curator, a writer, a politically-incorrect humourist, currently based in London and studying MA in Media.
Masarat Daud (@masarat)

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Reading Time: 6 minutesThe author explores how interrelated it is to be a feminist and a muslim at the same time,

UAE CultureDecember 10, 2015

Misconception of Women in their Thirties

Reading Time: 3 minutesCultural expectations at certain ages can cripple our growth, what do we do about them, and how should

Women EmpowermentNovember 19, 2015

A Historical Moment in the Road to Empowering Emirati Women

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah, founder of Sail Publishing, a digital publishing house for online magazines and ebooks, and editor in chief of the Emirati Sail Magazine, an online magazine about community and culture written in English by Emirati columnists. Iman is a multi award winner in digital publishing, entrepreneurship, and literature. Iman has also completed the Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media Course in Yale University. Besides her work in publishing, she also lectures in Canadian University in Dubai.
Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Reading Time: 4 minutesYesterday we witnessed a monumental moment in the history of the UAE’s journey in empowering women. This moment was when Her Excellency Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi chaired the UAE’s Federal National Council (FNC) as the first appointed woman to ever take this position. It represents a hugely important moment in time for women empowerment in

Women EmpowermentOctober 27, 2015

What Having A Girl Guides Association Mean for the Generation of Tomorrow (@ShjGirlGuides)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Iman Ben Chaibah, founder of Sail Publishing, a digital publishing house for online magazines and ebooks, and editor in chief of the Emirati Sail Magazine, an online magazine about community and culture written in English by Emirati columnists. Iman is a multi award winner in digital publishing, entrepreneurship, and literature. Iman has also completed the Leadership Strategies in Magazine Media Course in Yale University. Besides her work in publishing, she also lectures in Canadian University in Dubai.
Iman Ben Chaibah (@ImanBenChaibah)

Reading Time: 7 minutesArticle in brief: the author talks about Sharjah’s Girl Guides, and explains the importance of Girl Guides associations to empower women and combat unconscious gender bias in the society. I can’t even begin to imagine how different my life would have been if I had been part of a Girl Guides or Scouts as a