Being the change: A lens on the beauty of northern Pakistan — The Ismaili | The topics of education and women empowerment were just some of the key factors that the NGOs in Hunza were focused upon

Often referred to as the roof of the world, the remote regions of Gilgit-Baltistan feature some of the world’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. Lush green valleys surrounded by snow-capped mountains provide a home to 1.8 million people in the northernmost areas of Pakistan. “A kiss of mist”: View of HunzaAROOSA ALLY Ms. Grace…

Video: When Women Rule – MP Aida Kasymalieva, Kyrgyzstan

Aida Kasymalieva, Kyrgyzstan’s youngest female member of parliament, was stunned when her male colleagues walked out as she spoke at a session on women’s issues in a nation rife with domestic violence, child marriage and bride kidnappings. Kasymalieva knew these issues weren’t a priority in the Kyrgyz parliament having reported as a journalist for over…

Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge Kenya wins at the 2017 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Awards — Travel Mail, India | Watch Video

#TravelMail ( #www.travelmail.in ) New Delhi: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge’s Kimana’s Women’s Group Economic Development Initiative has emerged the winner of the 2017 Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award.   The lodge won in the Community and Government Projects category during the opening ceremony of the 78th Skål World Congress held in Hyderabad, India. (From left) Susan…

The Hidden Truth of Women — By Asma baig on Pamir Times Net

“No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you; we are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners.”  Mr. Jinnah By Asma Baig Commonly it is said that…

The First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB-A) opens branch for women only, first in country

Kabul, Afghanistan, 26 July 2017 – The First MicroFinance Bank, Afghanistan (FMFB-A), a leading commercial and microfinance bank, announced the opening of the country’s first women-only branch in Kabul today. This initiative will allow Afghan women to manage their finances in a safe and facilitating environment thus overcoming social and cultural hurdles to their economic…

Video- Ana La’abah: I am a girl and a football player | Project engaged girls from Jordanian and Syrian backgrounds living in the north of Jordan in football training

Jordan has welcomed over a million Syrian refugees since the beginning of the neighboring conflict. In some instances, this rapid influx has led to tensions between refugees and host communities. As one way to address this while empowering girls at the same time, the project ‘Ana La’abah’ engaged 96 girls from Jordanian and Syrian backgrounds…

Women’s cross-border solidarity

Originally posted on Journeys to democracy:
Wrote a short piece last night for the Women’s Regional Network, published on their original content blog. Honoured to be in the company of women like Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal in India, Najla Ayoubi in Afghanistan and others Pakistan taking on issues like how Street Harrassment is Hurting Afghanistan’s Democracy and Development,  Young Pakistani Women…

“No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you – Quaid E Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah” | Read on Empowering Women – Empowering Economy — By Murtaza Talpur on Daily Times com Pakistan

 Quaid E Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, once said that ‘No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.’ These words for our today’s people seem nothing than shallow. Empowering women is the key to social and economic development in the world. In…

Trust Women 2016: Keynote – Muhammad Yunus, Video on Thomson Reuters Foundation

 Success of Grameen Bank shows that Women are the  good entrepreneurs and Trustworthy in returning loan  without any written Agreements – Nobel Laureate Prof. Yunus  Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Muhammad Yunus- From Wikipedia মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস Muhammad Yunus Born 28 June 1940 (age 76) Chittagong, British India, now Bangladesh Residence Bangladesh Nationality Bangladeshi Religion Islam Spouse(s)…