Woman to have baby is really not a news story. But a prime minister?

by Rashmee

Posted on January 19, 2018


Put a 37-year-old woman in the prime minister’s office and the next thing you know she’s having a baby. It’s funny but the news from New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s office is exactly what first propelled her to global attention. In early August, soon after being elected to lead the country’s Labour party, Ms … Continue reading “Woman to have baby is really not a news story. But a prime minister?”

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Was it really a big year for Arab women? Yes and it raises the bar for 2018

by Rashmee

Posted on December 29, 2017


  When people talk about 2017 being a good year for Arab women they normally point to Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the driving ban. That was eye-catching. But there’s a great deal more. In Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon, there was a massive boost to women’s right to be safe from physical, mental and emotional … Continue reading “Was it really a big year for Arab women? Yes and it raises the bar for 2018”

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Jacinda Ardern. Sebastian Kurz. Emmanuel Macron. Justin Trudeau…roll call of the young

by Rashmee

Posted on October 19, 2017


With Jacinda Ardern’s ascent (by coalition-deal-making on Thursday) to New Zealand’s highest office, that’s four national leaders under the age of 45. Ms Ardern, 37, is feisty and, it has to be said, extraordinarily lucky. She only became leader of New Zealand’s Labour Party in August. She managed to insert herself into the national (and … Continue reading “Jacinda Ardern. Sebastian Kurz. Emmanuel Macron. Justin Trudeau…roll call of the young”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK