Women in Arab nations are taking to social media for sexual health education amid a dearth of knowledge from schools and governmental bodies. These platforms provide a safe space for women – as well as trans and GNC people – to learn about their bodies and sexualities in Arabic for the first time.
Tracking apps, wearables, and telemedicine services hold the potential to transform healthcare for women. But just how much autonomy do these digital tools provide over one’s wellbeing? And as traditional healthcare models diversify, how can they best harness tech to serve female patients?
Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty is seeing investment from Abu Dhabi holding company Multiply Group. The interest points to a potential shift towards advocating for and supporting minority-led inclusive brands in the MENA region, while offering an example to others of how to do so via partnerships.
Gen Z women in the Middle East face a unique set of social and cultural challenges as they transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Yet as digital natives, they’re exposed to the same influences and issues as their peers elsewhere. So, how can global brands connect with this audience?
Silicon Valley may be notorious for its boys’ club culture, but the Middle East’s start-up scene is booming thanks to the efforts of female entrepreneurs and scientists. What social and economic factors are leading these women into tech? And how can gender equality benefit their home countries?