Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Support Kiva yemen

I support Kiva, so I publish this text on my blog. If you support them, feel free to post this text to your blog or Facebook.

Kiva, meaning unity in Swahili, is a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating poverty in the world. It was founded in 2005 by a young couple after taking a course about micro-finance and discovered how micro-loans can be so powerful in helping an entrepreneur stay in buisness.

Kiva's initiative in the Middle East is Kiva Arab Youth. It is dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs un der the age 30 in Yemen, Palestine,Iraq,Jordan and Lebanon stay in buisness by connecting them with lenders around the world.

Here's how Kiva works:

This is not charity. When you help out an entrepreneur with as little as $25 you are actually making an investment. you get this investment back and, if you like, invest it in more people.

You can check out Kiva at their official website to start www.kiva.org/arabyouth and see how many of these entrepreneurs are located in Yemen. You can also find them on Facebook

Friday, January 11, 2013

Gender Equality in the European Union

Gender equality, is one of the social terms which attracts me as a feminist, and I try to explore it in every field and every nation. Right now it is the time to explore it for the first time in the EU institutions. Before planning to do this article, I had two main questions. Does the European Institution take any measures to improve Gender equality in the level of the institutions and the member states? Is there a bottom up action to promote Gender mainstreaming  tin the level of EU citizens? Is the Gender Equality principle strong enough to face the current economical crisis in EU? In spite of the efforts of the EU institutions to integrate gender equality in their policies and legislation, I observe on the reality that there is still inequality between men and women in the sphere of society especially when it comes to decision-making position at the work place, so I see the majority in those highly prestigious positions are men.