The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has commenced the distribution of over $200,000 worth of equipment to 226 female graduates of a USAID-supported entrepreneurship and vocational training program.
The Founder of Lustre Designs Corporation, Vindya Perera, has won the Outstanding Young Women Entrepreneur of the Year award under the Women Leadership Category at the South Asia Business Excellence Awards held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka, Bangladesh recently.
Obstetrician-gynecologist Nafis Sadik, who was widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful advocates for women’s reproductive rights, passed away at 92. Sadik was the first woman to lead the UN Population Fund when she was appointed to the position in 1987.
India is a success story in aviation diversity since female pilots are no longer uncommon there. In 1989, Nivedita Bhasin became the youngest commercial airline captain in the world. Still, the Indian pilot vividly remembers those formative years when other crew members would nudge her into the cockpit so that customers wouldn’t feel uneasy seeing a woman piloting their aircraft.
After appealing a lower court ruling that mothers should be permitted to convey their citizenship to children born abroad, the government is found to be in the right.
Sonari, who is heavily pregnant, toils in Jacobabad, which last month became the world’s hottest city, in fields scattered with vivid yellow melons under the scorching heat.
Women presenters on Afghanistan’s leading TV channels went on air Saturday (May 21) without covering their faces, defying a Taliban order that they conceal their appearance to comply with the group’s austere brand of Islam.