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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
President Obama Announces Melanne Verveer as Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Isssues Print E-mail

Al Waref Press Room
Courtesy of THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key State Department posts: Esther Brimmer, Assistant Secretary for International Organizations; Phil Gordon, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs; and Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues.

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Discipline with Murder and Torture is a High Price for Women to Pay Print E-mail

Courtesy of Land Center for Human Rights
On the occasion of the world day for women

The Land Center issues a new  report deals with the monitoring incidents of violence against women published in the press during the second half of 2008 .

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Take an active role in society and never give up PDF Print E-mail

 An exclusive interview with Afnan Al Zayani
 By Marah Bukai

 Mrs. Afnan Al Zayani was recently named one of the 100 most influential Arabs in 2008 by ArabianBusiness.com, recognizing her as “one of the most accomplished women in the region.”

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Empowering Women PDF Print E-mail

Global Overview

Despite tremendous progress made toward gender empowerment, significant challenges still face women throughout their lives.  Out of all of the world’s children who are not enrolled in school, a full two-thirds are girls. Although women account for two thirds of all hours spent working, their collective income totals only one-third of the world total. Six out of ten of the world’s poorest people are women and girls. And less than 2 in ten of the world’s parliamentarians are women...

 

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