Women Empowerment

Women EmpowermentApril 17, 2017

Unpaid Domestic Work: A Tale of Disproportionate Gender Representation

How 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

Countless 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

Who 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)

What 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!

The 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

In 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

The 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

Cultural 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

Yesterday 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)

Article 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