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Angela Merkel named world’s most powerful woman for sixth year

Angela Merkel named world’s most powerful woman for sixth year

For the first time, top women from Scotland, Myanmar, Mauritius, Nepal, Croatia, Taiwan and Lithuania have been included in the list NEW YORK (United States of America) – Top American magazine Forbes has announced German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the world’s most powerful woman, for a sixth consecutive time. US presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United States Federal ... Read More »

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Closing the gaps between men and women in health, education, politics and economic participation will contribute to a more equitable and more prosperous society in Pakistan, German Ambassador said ISLAMABAD – German Ambassador Ina Lepel and Omer Aftab, CEO of Women Empowerment Group (WEG) signed an agreement for a project to end violence against women. The project involves an awareness ... Read More »

Pakistan’s ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins award at 2016 New York Festivals

Pakistan's ‘Flight of the Falcons’ wins Best Documentary award at 2016 New York Festivals

The film follows the journey of one Pakistani schoolteacher and her three students as they struggle to fight against child marriage, corporal punishment and societal pressures Pakistan filmmaker’s documentary  ‘Flight Of The Falcons’ has won the Gold Medal in the Best Documentary: Community Portraits category at the New York Festivals award ceremony in Los Angeles. Filmmaker Shehzad Hameed Ahmad’s 48-minute ... Read More »

Gender responsive policies can increase women workforce, economic empowerment

Women’s Economic Participation and Empowerment - Status Report 2016

“Denying equal opportunities and participation to almost half of our population [the women] simply means we’re wasting a lot of untapped potential” ISLAMABAD – A comprehensive report, highlighting different facets of Pakistani women’s economic empowerment, recommends gender responsive infrastructure in places such as daycare centers, anti-sexual harassment mechanisms, safe and affordable transport, to encourage economically inactive women to join the formal ... Read More »

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


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 »

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