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Saudi aviation academy to train first women pilots

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A flight school in Saudi Arabia is opening its doors for women, following the end of a decades-long driving ban in the deeply conservative Muslim country where many social restrictions are easing. Oxford Aviation Academy, a leading trainer and crew recruiter, has already received applications from hundreds of women hoping to start lessons in September

Saudi’s Princess Reema heralds economic benefits of female independence

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Princess Reema bint Bandar, the deputy of Planning and Development for the Saudi Arabian General Sports Authority (GSA), has spoken about the plethora of opportunities allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia will now create. Speaking to CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour, she outlined why the move is just as much an economic decision as a

It’s action time for female entrepreneurs in the UAE

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It is impossible not to acknowledge and appreciate that the UAE is home to a wide and vibrant mix of professional, creative and entrepreneurial talent. Globally, the country is held in high regard for making people from all over the world and all walks of life feel at home. Further strengthening the sentiment of positivity

UAE approves plan for new equal pay law

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The UAE Cabinet has approved the issuance of legislation to ensure equal pay for men and women working in the country. According to state news agency WAM, the Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for Men and Women will ensure that women have equal opportunities as partners in the UAE’s development, and to further empower

Women account for half the farming labor force

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Women represent around 43 percent of the agricultural labor force, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The numbers were released on the occasion of International Women’s Day. FAO’s figures also indicated that only nine percent of farms are headed and operated by women, and only five percent of agricultural land is cultivated by

Uber reveals campaign to get more Saudi women behind the wheel

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Uber on Thursday announced Masaruky – Arabic for “your path” – a two-year initiative that aims to increase women’s participation in the workforce in Saudi Arabia. The initiative aims to improve access to affordable transportation, in addition to increasing women’s access to flexible, part time economic opportunities through the Uber technology. The campaign will kick