Emerging evidence on the impact of COVID-19 suggests that women’s economic and productive lives will be affected disproportionately and differently from men. Before COVID-19 became a global pandemic, women were doing three times as much unpaid care and domestic work as men, according to a UN report, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Women.” The situation
History has been made at the International Publishers Association (IPA). Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi has become the first woman from the Arab world, and only the second woman ever, to be appointed IPA President since the organization was founded in 1896. The historic announcement was made at the virtual General Assembly Congress (GAC)
In a lonely patch of desert in southern Egypt, near the city of Aswan, lies a stretch of land covered in gleaming solar panels. Benban Solar Park—a major milestone for the Arab world’s most populous country as it embraces renewable energy—recently began producing power. “This is a megaproject that every single Egyptian is proud of,”
Raja Easa Al Gurg, Managing Director of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, has become the first Emirati businesswoman to write an autobiography, entitled “Raja Al Gurg—An Autobiography“. The autobiography dives into Al Gurg’s life, from her childhood on the banks of Dubai Creek to studying in Kuwait, through to her early career at Za’abeel