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World’s 10 best countries for working women

World's 10 best countries for working women

Finland, Norway and Sweden are the top 3 countries for working women The Nordic countries — Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland —  are the best countries to be a working woman, according to The Economist’s glass-ceiling index 2016. In these countries, women are present in the labour force at similar rates to men. Finland has the largest share of women who have gone through ... Read More »

Report on Pakistan’s Medico-Legal system launched

L to R - Australian HC Margaret Adamson, MNA Saira Afzal Tararr, SAPM for Law Mr. Ashtar Ausaf Ali and National Coordinator of NACTA, Mr. Ihsan Ghani. (Photo by Sana Jamal)

There is an urgent need to redesign the medico-legal system on modern lines to improve the overall Criminal Justice System of Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s criminal justice system cannot be improved without reforming the medico-legal examination process, agreed the speakers at the launch of a new study on Medico-Legal system in Pakistan. There is a need to redesign the medico-legal ... Read More »

Women’s role vital in addressing climate change: Experts

Debate highlights women's role in addressing climate change

Women leaders discuss why women are the key to transforming society and helping communities become more climate resilient by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD –  Nowhere are the effects of climate change being felt as severely as in the developing world and women primarily are on the front lines of  natural disasters and climate. But women, if fully empowered and supported, can become agents ... Read More »

Russia has largest number of female business leaders

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Russia, Philippines have the highest share of women in senior business roles When it comes to the percentage of senior management roles held by women, the United States, United Kingdom ad Australia are far behind much of the world. With 45 per cent of senior management positions held by women, Russia has once again topped a ranking of countries with the ... Read More »

ICCI and UNIDO launch Women Business Growth Centre

Women Business Growth Centre launched in Islamabad on Women's Day

Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and industry and UNIDO launch Women Business Growth Center and Women in Cleantech Campaign on the International Women’s Day 2016 ISLAMABAD – Women Business Growth Centre (WBGC) was launched in Islamabad on International Women’s Day by Islamabad Chamber of Commerce (ICCI) and Industry (ICCI) in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). At this occasion, UNIDO in collaboration ... Read More »

SMEs can promote women’s economic empowerment

Nepali women working in the fields in Dhulikhel, Nepal. Photo by Sana Jamal

International Women’s Day 2016 Feature Article  “I seek training, not for me, but for my family members, so that they understand what I am doing when I go out of the home to attend trainings, sell the product, and liaise with traders and officers”: Nepali women vegetable farmer By Dr Kamala Gurung and Dr Pranita Bhushan Udas On 21 January ... Read More »

Women’s Day: Pakistani journalists discuss challenges, celebrate success

Pakistan TV women anchors

While making momentous contributions for society, Pakistani women in media face plentiful challenges in the course of their work which compel them to quit the field of journalism by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD – Pakistani media has a strong women representation in country’s leading TV and radio stations but women still face obstacles in rising to key decision-making roles, women journalists highlighted ... Read More »

Australian fashion expert train Pakistani women entrepreneurs

Students at Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design sharing their projects with Heidi

Australians and Pakistanis share a passion for style and design, says Australian High Commissioner while highlighting the significant role of textile and clothing industries in Pakistan’s growth and development By Sana Jamal KARACHI (Pakistan)- Australian fashion design trainer, Heidi Phillips, visited Lahore and Karachi this week to assist Pakistani women entrepreneurs in fashion and textiles business to reach international markets, ... Read More »

Sharmeen Obaid’s Oscar nominated documentary screened at PM House

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif addressing at the screening of Ms. Sharmeen Chinoy's documentary “A Girl in the River” at PM Office, Islamabad on 22 Feb. 2016

There is No honour in honour killing: Prime Minister of Pakistan at screening of Sharmeen’s documentary Islamabad – A special screening of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s Academy Award nominated film “A Girl in the River – The Price of Forgiveness” was held at the Prime Minister House yesterday in Islamabad. Chinoy’s film nominated for 88th Academy Awards. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday termed honour killing a ... Read More »

Fiza Farhan appointed Member of UN panel on Women Empowerment

Pakistan's Fiza Farhan in Forbes list of 2015's young entrepreneurs

Pakistan’s Fiza Farhan has been named as Member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Women’s Economic Empowerment. The establishment of this distinguished panel was announced in January at the World Economic Forum in Davos with UN Women – the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women – serving as its secretariat. ... Read More »

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