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Dewa honours women at first Emirati Women's Forum

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) Women’s Committee recently organised the first Emirati Women’s Forum, in celebration of Emirati Women's Day, at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Dubai. The forum honoured Emirati wome

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New roadmap to empower Bahraini women

Plans to overcome challenges still facing women in Bahrain have been detailed in a key report outlining gender gaps in the country. The report also described barriers facing females in the legislative and decision-making process and the lack o

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Pearl, CPC unit to host women roundtable in Jeddah

Pearl Initiative, a leading independent private sector-led, not-for-profit organisation working across the Gulf Region to influence and improve corporate accountability and transparency, has partnered with Binaa Wa Amal, a division of Construc

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Etihad to highlight role of Emirati women in aviation

Etihad Airways will join the UAE in celebrating the inaugural Emirati Women’s Day by hosting a series of events under the theme of ‘Celebrating Emirati Women in Aviation’. The airline will focus on raising awaren

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Women allowed to partake in Saudi vote

Saudi Arabia will allow women to participate as voters and candidates for the third municipal elections scheduled to be held on December 12. The kingdom has also changed the age of the eligible voters from 21 to 18, said a stateme

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FDA approves ‘female Viagra’ with strong warning

A controversial drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, but with a warning about potentially dangerous side effects. The FDA has twice rejected the drug, flibanser

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Pregnant women urged to postpone Haj

Pregnant women who have registered to cross the border to perform an annual pilgrimage have been urged to postpone their plans. Experts have warned of high health risks during the Haj season, with Bahraini authorities recording three miscarria

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Apple hires 65pc more women in the past year

Apple said it had hired over 11,000 women globally in the past year - 65 per cent more than the previous year - to boost employee diversity.   "In the first six months of this year, nearly 50 per cent of the

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Abu Dhabi's Danat Al Emarat Hospital opens doors

Danat Al Emarat (DAE), a leading private purpose-built women and children’s hospital in Abu Dhabi, has opened doors to its first patients today (August 6).   The date was especially chosen to coincide with

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Bahrain cbank to launch directory of women in finance

A who’s who of Bahraini women in the financial and banking sector will be published by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), it was announced yesterday (July 26). The directory will feature an extensive history as well as illus

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