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Take five: Working to achieve SDG 5 in Kuwait

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Dr. Lubna AlKazi graduated from the University of Texas with a Ph.D. in Demography and Sociology. She is an Associate Professor at Kuwait University in the Sociology Department. As the founder and director of the Women’s Research and Studies Center (WRSC), she is working with the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD), UN Women and UNDP to support Kuwait to accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5): Achieve gender...

Take Five: “We should all aim to eliminate violence against women and girls”

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ms. Kurdo Omar is the head of the General Directorate of Combating Violence against Women (DCVAW) at the Ministry of the Interior in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq. DCVAW is currently working with UN Women under the regional programme “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey”—implemented by UN Women and the European Union under the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis...

Take Five: “Enhancing women’s economic situation would trigger a ripple effect”

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ghadeer Khuffash, CEO of Jordan Education for Employment. Photo Courtesy of EFE-Jordan. Ghadeer Khuffash is a women’s rights activist with years of experience in education, vocational training and workforce development. She is now the CEO of Jordan Education for Employment (JEFE), a non-profit organization with a presence across the Middle East and North Africa that trains youth, places them in jobs in the private sector and provides micro-entrepreneurship training. JEFE is...

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