Did you know that women represent 70% of those living in absolute poverty? That 1 in 3 women will be raped, beaten or violated in the course of their lifetime? Or that maternal mortality is the leading cause of death for women of reproductive age? These are just a few of the unfortunate facts that surround the current state of International human rights concerning women. This week we put the spotlight on the Global Fund for Women, an organization aimed at funding and supporting important ideas, people and non-profit organizations dedicated to the betterment of womankind. To date, the Global Fund for Women has awarded over $58 million to 3,45 women’s organizations in 166 countries. You can only imagine how much this seed money has been able to alleviate injustices facing women. Read on as Zeina Zaatari, 34, Program Officer, shares with us info about the organization, important future goals and the people they are looking to connect with as we feature the Global Fund for Women in this week’s Non-Profit Spotlight.
Below you’ll find a quick and dirty snapshot of the Young Professional debt crisis. Have you done a good job of managing your money? Or are you just another statistic? If managing money isn’t your forte, you don’t need to feel alone
Lights! Camera! Ali! At age 26, Ali Zamani has launched a career as a screenwriter/director/filmmaker, and as his projects continually propel him full steam ahead into the Hollywood and international scene, we’re proud to have captured just a small glimpse into this remarkable artist’s life. With his first job as a video store clerk, who would have thought that his path would eventually lead him through graduate school and eventually founding AZ Productions? From music videos to movies, Ali covers all territory; whether scouting sites, hiring crew members, or editing his films, Ali sees his works all the way through wanting always to add one more special touch or creative twist. Now with years of professional work under his belt, Ali has much to show for his dedication to the art of film making. For more information on Ali Zamani and AZ Productions, read on to learn more in this week’s edition of The Mideast Connect!
We’re looking for people to scope out the hottest young talent in the professional and non-profit world. We’re seeking smart people to identify and get in touch with young professionals breaking age barriers in their company, starting their own companies or non-profit organizations, doing the corporate thing by day and moonlighting as something totally different at night or those young professionals that channel their passions towards interesting non-profit ventures.
With more than one blog created every second, there seems to be a lot of ‘noise’ on the web to sort and navigate through. If you’re looking for a destination where smart people discuss issues that matter to the young and savvy Arab-American community, we invite you to explore the world of Arabisto.com. Founder Nadia Gergis, 30, a young Business Reporter by day, became increasingly frustrated with the lack of online middle eastern resources. Instead of shrugging off her frustration, she took action by creating a now popular destination for Arab Americans – providing daily breaking news and commentary on the Middle East. Learn more about Nadia and her extraordinary team of notable bloggers as we feature them in this week’s Young & Professional Profile.
India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous nation by 2050, while some countries will shrink by nearly 40%, according to new research. The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) says the next half century will see wild swings in population sizes. It predicts that the number of people on Earth will reach 9.3bn by 2050, compared with 6.3bn today.