Empowerment

لقد كان لاتساع وظيفة الدولة في التقدم و الأخذ بمبادئ الديمقراطية و الحرص على تحقيق العدالة الاجتماعية و الرغبة في تحسين الإدارة وأسلوب الإدارة العامة آثارا كبيرة في عدول أغلبية دول العالم عن النظام الذي يقتصر على إقامة فروع للوزارات المركزية في وحداتها المحلية لإدارة مرافق وهيآت هذه الوحدات (عدم التركيز الإداري).

إحدى أكبر مفاجآت الاحتجاجات السلمية التي اجتاحت اليمن في 2011 تمثلت في بروز مشاركة النساء في نداءات التغيير.

كانت المرأة ومازالت تشارك في صنع ثورات التغيير، لم تقيّدها العادات والتقاليد ولم يكن الحجاب أو عدمه حاجزا لها. فالمرأة العربية أصبحت في الخط الأول في مظاهرات التغيير على أرض الواقع، وعلى مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي تدعم هذه الثورات ليس فقط بالكتابة بل بتغطية الأحداث و نشرها على نطاق أوسع

The new prime minister of Somalia, rated as one of the worst places in the world to be a woman, has appointed a female foreign minister. Fauzia Yusuf Haji Adan was one of two women chosen to join a lean cabinet of 10 ministers charged with leading the east African country out of decades of conflict and building on military gains made against the Islamist militants of al-Shabaab.

Fawzia Koofi is an Afghan women's rights activist and MP. She has already declared that she will run for president in 2014. In this interview with Martin Gerner, she outlines the two policy areas closest to her heart and explains why some Afghans view the timeline for the withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan with trepidation.

In a first of its kind initiative, more than forty Syrian women from all walks of social and political life, convened a working seminar in Cairo to form the “Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace” between October 30 and November 1 2012.

While in the last decade an additional 52 million of sub-Saharan Africa’s children enrolled in primary schools, with girl’s enrolment increasing from 54 percent to 74 percent, a large majority of girls – 16 million – are still being denied access to education.

Wanjala Wafula is the founder and CEO of the Coexist Initiative, a Kenyan community-based organisation that works alongside boys and men to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence. Coexist was awarded the African Achievers Awards 2012, celebrating the successes of engaging men and boys as a means to empower young girls.

T­he world is encouraged as Malala Yousafzai continues her fight since being shot in the head by the Taliban simply because she wanted to go to school. This weekend when she stood up for the first time since being laid low by the dreadful attack, the world witnessed her standing up for 32 million girls around the world who are denied daily their right to go to a classroom and learn. 

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