Excerpt: “The Middle East Solar Power Association has formed the Women in Solar initiative to encourage greater female participation. The group has launched a mentoring programme and are organising events that feature women who have climbed the solar-power career ladder. Encouraging more women to join the ranks would benefit the industry, said Michelle Davies, the head of clean energy and sustainability at a global corporate law firm, Eversheds, and a member of the Women in Solar advisory board.”
This is an awesome opportunity and it would be even more fruitful if Middle Eastern governments took up the cause as well and enabled females to get involved.
Here’s a trailer to the film “Wadjda” that follows a young girl in Saudi Arabia. What makes the film additionally awesome is that it’s the first film to EVER be fully shot in Saudi Arabia! Not only that, but it was directed by a FEMALE! Definitely worth checking out and seeing if it will be playing in your area!
Excerpt: “Shabana was yet another victim of what has now come to be known in the country as ‘acid attacks’. With acids – something as ubiquitous as toilet-cleaning liquids readily available at the corner store and as cheap as 30 cents a litre, these assaults have emerged as a preferred weapon of violence against women. Acid attacks have few parallels in their gruesomeness, and victims, such as Shabana would vouch for their viciousness.”