Women’s News

December 9, 2018

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer replaces Angela Merkel as head of the CDU

The German conservative party, the CDU, has found a new leader.  Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was elected president of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on Friday, December 7, succeeding Angela Merkel. Faithful to her predecessor, she replaces the German Chancellor, who will leave the post after 18 years of reign. The former State Premier of Saarland, a small state in the south-west of the country received 517 of the 999 votes cast by the party’s delegates at a congress in Hamburg. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer […]
June 22, 2019
Rosa Parks

The symbol of resistance to racial segregation: Rosa Parks

Of many inspirational women from history, Rosa Parks is a renowned name in civil rights movements building. The African-American activist stood against racial segregation by sitting down. Sounds ironic, but that is the story of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks who was ‘tired of giving in” and refused to give her seat to a white male passenger while travelling in a bus. The moment was the first to be recorded in history as a start of civil rights movements. Born in […]
June 15, 2019

Challenges of Egyptian women judges

Many socio-cultural barriers and stereotypes have led women to suffer and get oppressed in many different forms in societies across the world. One of such cases is from Egypt, where despite various legal acts stating provisions of equal opportunities for men and women, women are banned for holding the position of judges in official courts. Article 186 of the State Council Law Regulation is the base of the General Assembly resolution issued on 15/2/2010 mentions about the rejection of appointment […]
June 10, 2019
For SAMA: A Mother’s journey through Syrian conflict

For SAMA: A Mother’s journey through Syrian conflict

Syrian war and its ongoing trauma have wrenched the hearts of world through its news and photographs. Yet the power of a personalized story, reflecting a female life in transition from a student to married life and as a parent during the peak of war has touched the heart in whole another level. “For Sama” is the documentary shown in Special Screenings in Cannes film festival 2019, which has caught million hearts. The film tells the story of Waad-al-Kateab’s life […]
June 2, 2019
gender equality in technology

Women in Technology

When the first-ever black hole image was released earlier this year, the other thing that took people by surprise than the major breakthrough moment in the field of science was that it was made possible by a woman’s idea and effort.  Katherine L. Bouman, 30-year-old American computer scientist made possible the historical achievement through her consistent efforts since 2016 in creation of algorithms and tests of five petabytes of data for the Event Horizon Telescope Project. Naturally, there were mixed […]
May 11, 2019
Gender gaps in labor market

An overview of Gender gaps in labor market

International Labour day (also called International Workers’ day or May Day) was celebrated on the first of May worldwide. Considered as one of the biggest celebrations of the year, the day is celebrated to mark the Haymarket affair that occurred in Chicago in 1886 on the first of May, where the strike for 8-hours work per day was started. This year, the May Day was celebrated with the theme “Sustainable Pension for all: Role of Social Partners.” Analyzing the labor […]
April 27, 2019
Greta Thunberg

Climate warrior: Greta Thunberg

As 8-year-old Greta learned about climate change reduction through recycling of wastage and plastic alternatives, she was surprised to learn about human’s ability to change the climate conditions of the earth. Sharing in the TED talk in Stockholm in January, she explained how deeply affected she was when she got to learn about deteriorating climate conditions and continuity of human’s choices to further deteriorate it. She could not comprehend that people, despite being aware of the climate crisis, managed to […]
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