Who's Who: Reem A. Alfrayan, executive director of G20 Saudi Secretariat
Dr. Reem A. Alfrayan has been the executive director of G20 Saudi Secretariat since January 2019.Commenting on women’s empowerment in the Kingdom, she recently said on a TV show: “We’ve passed the stage of dreaming; with the help of Vision 2030, they’ve become a reality, we need new dreams now.”She was the first woman to be appointed as assistant secretary-general at the Council of Saudi Chambers in September 2014.Alfrayan received a bachelor’s degree in technical education and training, workforce development and education at Ohio State University in 2001.In 2002, she earned a master’s degree ...
Design Diary: Dara Huang on women taking back the power in the design industry
When Dara Huang started her career in the male-dominated design world, she says she jumped in headfirst without thinking about stereotypes she might encounter.The daughter of a Taiwanese scientist who emigrated to the USA to work for Nasa, the RIBA Award-winner Huang earned a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University.Before starting her own studio, Design Haus Liberty in 2013, she worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and Foster + Partners in London.With a multicultural studio and projects in diverse locations, this fierce supporter of female creatives and entrepreneurs is one of...
Djokovic passes Krajinovic test; Halep and Pliskova advance in Rome
World number one Novak Djokovic survived a marathon first set before winning 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 against fellow Serb Filip Krajinovic on Friday to reach the Rome Masters quarter-finals.In the women's WTA Premier event, top seeds Simona Halep and Karolina Pliskova both advanced to the last eight after contrasting displays.Second-seeded Czech Pliskova cruised to a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Russian Anna Blinkova while number one seed Halep struggled at the start of her 7-5, 6-4 triumph over Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska.Djokovic and Krajinovic missed 12 break points between them until the two compatriots re...
MRT station guard caught photographing women
MRT station guard caught photographing women BEM files police complaint after photos with obscene captions posted on TwitterBangkok Expressway and Metro Plc says it has taken legal action against a security guard for taking photos of female passengers and posting them online with obscene messages.The MRT operator said it lodged a complaint with the Sutthisan police station on Friday after learning of the guard’s actions.The company said the man was found to have taken photos of women at the Lat Phrao MRT station and posted them on a Twitter account along with ugly messages.BEM told the company...
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US Embassy in Kabul warns of extremist attacks against women
The US Embassy in Afghanistan warned that extremists groups are planning attacks against a "variety of targets" but are taking particular aim at women.The warning didn't specify which organisations were plotting the attacks. But it comes as the Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are sitting together for the first time to try to find a peaceful end to decades of relentless war.The "Taliban don't have any plans to carry out any such attacks," the group's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed told The Associated Press on Friday.Peace negotiations underway in Qatar, where the Taliban maintain a p...
Gilas women coach hopes for easing of FIBA’s passport rule
Gilas women coach hopes for easing of FIBA’s passport ruleJohn Bryan Ulanday(Philstar.com) – September 18, 2020 – 3:09pmMANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas women head coach Pat Aquino is hoping for the relaxation of strict FIBA Hagop ruling as the country continues to discover overseas talents having Philippine roots for a potential national team boost.One of those great Gilas finds is Duke University guard Vanessa De Jesus, who unfortunately can’t don national colors in any 5-on-5 FIBA-sanctioned events despite being born to both Filipino parents from Boracay and Pangasinan.The strict FIBA ...
Bayelsa women shut down NDDC office, protest neglect
Hundreds of women from oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State on Friday shut down the state office of the Niger Delta Development Commission over alleged neglect and underdevelopment of their oil impacted communities by the commission.The protesting women who came mainly from the hinterland communities stormed the state liaison office of the commission on Melford Okilo Road brandishing placards with several inscriptions to ventilate their grievances and demands.Some of the inscriptions on the placards read: ‘NDDC intervene to alleviate poverty, suffering from ecological disaster,’ ‘NDDC co...
How removal of trade barriers benefits women
Women stand to gain up to 2.5 percent more in real income with removal of trade barriers, a new World Bank report has shown.The joint report by the World Bank Group and the World Trade Organisation has revealed that trade openness can increase women income and welfare by easing business activities and reducing the amount spent on specific goods such as food, clothing and childcare items that are highly demanded by women.The report, Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Women’s Equality, cites that higher tax burden is the result of many applied duties and higher spending on imported ...
Innovative women winning over Europe
Four Israeli women – Orit Hashay, Maya Gura, Inna Braverman and Hillary Harel –recently won the prestigious European Women in Tech Award. They were chosen to speak at during London Tech Week on September 2 at the first European Tech Women Event. The event, hosted by the UK’s Department for International Trade Europe Network, was created to inspire, celebrate and connect women working in the technology sector.The criteria for selecting the participants included experience, inspiration, active promotion of diversity, and serving as “a true example” for women across the world.• Orit Hashay is fou...
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The first Haredi and Ethiopian women in Knesset
Israel faces a turning point in its history amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the country’s diplomatic successes this year.“We see a huge awakening of aliyah that we haven’t seen since the 1990s,” says Immigration and Absorption Minister Pnina Tamano Shata. Tamano-Shata is Israel’s first government minister from the Ethiopian Jewish community, a milestone in history that she says is a recognition of the community and the Jewish people’s accomplishment here.Tamano-Shata was joined in this year’s unity government and Knesset by another first, Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich is also the f...
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