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New housing plan for needy Bahraini women

Single Bahraini women, divorcees, widows and abandoned wives could soon be eligible for government homes, after the Shura Council yesterday (March 29) approved amendments to 40-year-old legislation governing social housing services.

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$15.2m project to create jobs for youth, women in Jordan

A new $15.2 million project was signed in Rome aimed at reducing rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth. Zaid

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$150m deals signed at women’s congress in Bahrain

Investment worth $150 million have been agreed on at the Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM) 63rd World Business Women's Congress in Bahrain. Held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibr

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Women in Gulf 'key to economic growth'

A Saudi Arabian princess has stressed that women in the Gulf were not restricted by traditions and actually played a key role in their country's economic growth. Prominent women's activist Princess Lulwa bint Faisal Al Sau

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Liv opens first dedicated female cycling store in Mideast

Liv,  a cycling brand dedicated to providing the best women’s specific bikes, apparel, and gear, has opened its first every cycling store in Dubai, to cater to the huge number of women now taking up cycling. In the UAE,

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Women leaders’ challenges in focus at Dubai meet

The challenges and concerns to global women leaders was the focus of a conference as part of the 105th International Women's Day celebration in Dubai, UAE recently. The 18th Global Women Leaders Conference, which was organised

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Prenatal blood tests detect cancer in some women

A new genetic test that sequences the blood of pregnant women for signs of diseases such as down syndrome in their fetuses are turning up unexpected results: a diagnosis of cancer in the mother. In as many as 40 cases, women who t

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‘Yes for Jaafari Family Law’ drive launched in Bahrain

A campaign to defend the rights of women in Bahrain was launched yesterday (March 2) in Geneva, Switzerland. Spearheaded by the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society (BHRWS), the 'Yes for Jaafari Family Law' drive aims to of

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Jobs boost for women in Bahrain’s Education Ministry

Women now make up more than half of Bahrain’s Education Ministry's employees, it was revealed yesterday (February 17). Speaking at the first Women and Education Forum, which was held by the Supreme Council for Women unde

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New drive to promote Bahraini women in banking launched

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) have in partnership with industry leaders announced a year-long campaign promoting women in the financial and banking sector. This follows a high-level meeting ye

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