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A Violent Attitude

  Societal attitudes towards violence against women By Zoia Tariq Shahida woke up with a start. She could hear her husband yelling and calling out her name. One quick glance at the clock and she knew she had overslept. As she rushed to the washroom to get ready, she could feel her hands trembling and the previous night’s headache returning, …

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Proud to Kill

   Describes the horror of honor killings By Zoia Tariq Rashida (not her real name) was worried! Wife of a factory worker and mother of a 3-year-old son, Rashida was a beautiful woman in her late twenties. Her current source of anxiety was her husband’s suspicious nature and baseless allegations on her character. She was tired of being accused of having affairs …

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Why Women are Responsible for Gender Equality and their own Financial Independence 

  By Caroline Banhidy True gender equality is a subject that made me embark on a journey to help women achieve financial independence. For over five years I have touched upon this theme in many ways; sometimes just scratching its surface lightly, at other times with more seriousness and purpose, and on other occasions with downright passion. It is only …

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Culture Shock !

By Mira Khatib   Our world is now described as a global village. This simply means, people in this time and age are more easily connected and can move more freely  working and living in countries other than the one they were born in.  However, the success of immigrants or expats largely depends on their ability to integrate in the …

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Women for Philanthropy 

By Danya Hilmi   Thatcher once said; “If you want something talked about, give it to a man; and if you want something done, give it to a woman”. Thatcher was not generalizing but merely making a point that women have the compassion and resolute to get things done; all things, whether it is an act of war (in the …

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Working from Home: Pros & Cons

    By Rouquia Alami   It is a new trend when asking people what do you do for living: they would say proudly the name of the employer and would add and “I work from home”. Working from home is an attraction and a dream for many employees that combine modernity and professionalism in the Business World. Although it is magnetism but still, as any other …

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