STEM for gender equality


Balance for Better: STEM for gender equality Globally, women are underrepresented in STEM. According to UNESCO, just 29% of those in science, research and development are women, with a low of 19% in South and West Asia. In Afghanistan in 2016, women’s participation in the labour force was only at 19% (UNESCO). The major barrier […]

Balance for Better: Maysoun Odeh, Founder of Radio Nisaa

As part of our International Women’s Day blog series, we have interviewed some of the brilliant people that make our work at Womanity possible. In this blog, we hear from Maysoun Odeh, Founder of Radio Nisaa, on what Balance for Better means to her. Tell me a bit about how Radio Nisaa started? Nisaa FM […]

Radio Nisaa: Let’s hear the women!

Balance for Better: Maysoun Odeh, Founder of Radio Nisaa

For women in the MENA region, pushing back against unrealistic or harmful gender stereotypes in media has long been a battle. According to research, approximately 78.68% of images of Arab women in Arab media are negative (Arab World Development Report).  Meanwhile just 4% of regional news stories challenge gender stereotypes. One sided reporting As a […]