All in Government

In a recent global conference organized by the Abu Dhabi-based World Muslim Communities Council (WMCC) and the Nepal Muslim Women Welfare Society (NMWWS), Shama Al Daheri spoke on the role of women in the United Arab Emirates. Daheri, director of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, stated that Emirati women have been given numerous opportunities to empower themselves and advance themselves through their femininity.

Senator Joni Ernst has just confirmed her re-election bid for 2020, and she is telling others to join her in the fight. “Bring it on,” she proclaimed to reporters last Friday. Ernst is credited as the first Iowa woman elected to Congress, and was recently elected as vice chairwoman of the Senate Republican office (and is the first woman to hold this position since 2010)

With the impending government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-wing candidate, many have speculated how abortion rights will be affected in his time as president. This is partly because Olga Sanchez Cordero, his future interior minister, received both praise and criticism after her publicized support for abortion rights. Her support sparked controversy from conservative candidates because Lopez Obrador did not actively support this.