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Around The World In 5

Around The World In 5

This week, Document Women has gathered five diverse stories from around the world with one thing in common; Women

  1. Qatar:

Qatar introduced women’s rights recently, allowing women to independently get a driving license.  However, It still has its issues like the guardianship system, where a woman needs male permission to marry, travel, and access reproductive healthcare.

26 women stood for the country’s first legislative elections. A historic event, but yet, none of those women were voted in. 

Read more here; 
www.dailysabah.com/world/mid-east/female-candidates-unsuccessful-in-first-qatari-legislative-elections/amp

  1. Egypt; 

In their music, Marina and Mariam Samir, sisters known as Elbouma, cover a range of subjects, from child marriage to racism.

The songs touch on issues such as child marriage to Female Genital Mutilation. The songs are a retelling of experiences told by 34 Egyptian women who participated in storytelling workshops between 2016 and 2017.  

Read more here: 
https://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/turning-trauma-into-a-tune-egyptian-band-helps-women-tackle-taboos

  1. Global

Ahead of the Climate Change Convention in Glasgow, the organizers of COP26 will host a day specifically to advance the increased participation of women and girls in climate actions. 

The relationship between gender inequality and climate change is such that women and girls are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change and experience worse outcomes. 

Adapt Now, a report by the International Monetary Fund, explores the effects of climate change on women and girls. 

Read More here;
https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2021/09/advancing-gender-equality-through-climate-action-COP26-trevelyan.htm?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

  1. Global

Friday marked the International Day of Rural Women; the United Nations released a report on how supporting rural women’s livelihoods could rebuild global food supply chains as well as the production of healthier food.

Read more here; 
https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2021/09/feminist-plan-for-sustainability-and-social-justice

  1. Afghanistan;

After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, its government has continued to appeal to the international community for good relations but has avoided following through on girls’ education, despite international demands. 

Read more here; 
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/12/afghanistan-fm-taliban-good-ties-girls-education

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