• Almas Jiwani: Champion of Gender Equality

    How can leaders become ambassadors for gender equality? Almas Jiwani, CEO of the Almas Jiwani Foundation and President Emeritus of UN Women Canada; Internationally renowned speaker & Philanthropist, talks to us about why she continues to advocate specifically for women’s equal rights and gives global insights into why the role of women is the best…

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  • International Day of Rural Women: Empowering women to transform rural areas

    Message from Perin Saint Ange, Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department On the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women (15 October 2016), IFAD celebrates women and girls in rural areas and the vital role that they play in their families, their communities and their countries. In many parts of the world, women typically work for…

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  • Watch Michelle Obama’s Powerful Speech On Donald Trump’s Treatment Of Women.

    First lady Michelle Obama delivered an emotional speech Thursday responding to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s treatment of women. Obama said the recently released audio recording of Trump bragging about sexual assault “has shaken me to my core” in remarks at a New Hampshire campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The first lady…

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  • International Day of the Girl

    On the occasion of International Day of the Girl, Almas Jiwani Foundation (AJF) reiterates its pledge to work for the betterment of girls from marginalized communities throughout the world. By providing them access to bio-sustainable energy, education and technology which will encourage entrepreneurship and employment among them, thus enabling them to become financially independent. Because…

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  • Almas Jiwani illuminates a brighter path for women and girls

    Almas Jiwani is truly illuminating a brighter path for women and girls in Canada and around the world. As the President of the Almas Jiwani Foundation, she works ceaselessly to make gender equality a reality. She is also President Emeritus of the UN Women National Committee Canada, an independent organization devoted to gender equality and advocating the…

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  • Women are Key to Sustainable Development – Almas Jiwani’s Address at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya

    NAIROBI, KENYA–(Marketwired – Oct. 6, 2016) – Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Women are key to sustainable development globally, especially in the developing world. Providing energy efficiency in cooking, housing, lighting and communication, improved access to alternate energy, and encouraging and supporting grass-root entrepreneurship and entertainment will benefit women…

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  • Signaling a boost for gender equality, Liberia passes the ‘Affirmative Action Bill’

    On 29 September, the Liberian House of Representatives concurred with the Senate to pass the Equal Representation and Participation Act of 2016, establishing seven ‘Special Constituencies’, among which five seats would be reserved for women, one for youth and one for the disabled. The passage of the law marks a milestone achievement, following a series…

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  • Mélange International exclusive interview with Almas Jiwani

    Almas Jiwani is the President and CEO Almas Jiwani Foundation, the President Emeritus of UN Women Canada and an Internationally renowned Speaker & Philanthropist. The Audacious Catalyst and Epitome for Gender Equality and Women Economic Empowerment. She graced request of Mélange International for an exclusive interview. Q: What are the major factors affecting gender equality?…

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