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Queen Letizia Presents “Woman Awards” in Madrid

  April 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm by

The Queen of Spain this evening presented the first ‘Woman Awards’ arranged by the media company Grupo Zeta in connection with their Woman Madame Figaro magazine at the Casino de Madrid. Wearing a strapless black cocktail dress with embroidery and crystals by Felipe Varela (and debuting a new, chic bob haircut!), Queen Letizia presented the award to three women: conductor Inma Shara, the director of the Department of Public Health and Environment at … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Event for Princess Lalla Meryem

  March 9, 2015 at 11:38 pm by

As the Chairwoman of the National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM), Princess Lalla Meryem yesterday hosted a national meeting in Rabat to mark International Women’s Day. During the meeting, which held the theme “Non-violence culture against women: prospective vision”, Lalla Meryem delivered a speech that praised the “endeavours and efforts on the path of safeguarding social and human rights achievements” of the women of Morocco. The attendees – including the Moroccan Minister … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Receives Woodrow Wilson Award

  February 23, 2015 at 8:07 am by

Queen Noor of Jordan received during Alumni Day on Saturday February 21, the Woodrow Wilson Award at Princeton University. Her Majesty, a member of the Class of 1973, was selected for this award for her humanitarian work around the world. Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson Award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna who embody the ideals of the former University President. During her speech, Her Majesty recalled her time at … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Completes Ethiopian Visit

  February 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark has completed her working visit to Ethiopia, having spent the past two days in the Afar Region and Addis Ababa. Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary and Danish Minister for Trade and Development Mogens Jensen were in the north-west of the country, where they participated in a dialogue meeting on the topic of female genital mutilation and child marriage with members of the Afambo community. “You do get shaken … Continue reading

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New Patronage for the Duchess of Cornwall

  February 17, 2015 at 8:53 am by

The Duchess of Cornwall has taken on a new patronage, becoming the royal president of the Women of the World Festival. Camilla attended a reception at the Southbank Centre in London in support of the organisation last night, to coincide with the announcement. Among the guests were Grayson Perry, internet entrepreneur Baroness Martha Lane-Fox and Olympian Christine Ohuruogu. The Duchess also got spent a short time speaking with author Catherine Mayer, who … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s First Day in Ethiopia

  February 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark touched down in Ethiopia this morning, for a three-day visit focusing on women’s health and rights in humanitarian emergencies. Joined by the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen, she was welcomed by Ethiopian Airlines officials at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The Princess was presented with a cake and champagne during a brief welcoming reception. It was then on to the Tierkidi refugee camp in Gambella, … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Visits Ghana and Tanzania

  March 23, 2014 at 5:58 am by

From March 17 to March 21, Crown Princess Victoria visited Ghana and Tanzania. Accompanying her was the Swedish Minister of Trade, Ewa Björling. The visit’s aim was to deepen the relationships between Sweden, Ghana and Tanzania. During her visit to Ghana, Crown Princess Victoria was welcomed by the Ghanaian Minister of Health, Mrs Hanny-Sherry Ayitey, and the Ghanaian Ambassador to Sweden, Kilander. Victoria then visited a training project for young … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Visits Azerbaijan

  May 10, 2013 at 8:49 am by

Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the widow of the King Hussein, visited Azerbaijan on 6th May, 2013 to participate in the First South Caucasus Forum. The Queen attended an official reception hosted by the President of Azerbaijan in honor of the participants of the Forum. She was also received by the Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, at the Presidential Palace in Baku. During the meeting they noted the significance of … Continue reading

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Princess Amira Wins “Woman Personality of the Year 2012” Award

  March 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm by

Princess Amira Al-Taweel, chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, received the “Woman Personality of the Year 2012” at the 11th Middle East Women Leaders Awards which was held in Dubai, UAE. Princess Amira received the award from the UAE Minister of State, Reem Al Hashimy. After receiving the award, Princess Amira gave a speech where she said, “Connecting with other women is key … Continue reading

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Princess Mary in Washington, DC for Women’s Conference

  March 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

Crown Princess Mary was in Washington, D.C. last week, attending the Second World Conference of Women’s Shelters. The Crown Princess was in attendance in conjunction with her work with The Mary Foundation. Her visit began on February 27th, when she presented a donation of $USD2.3million to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender and Diversity Multi-Donor Fund on behalf of the Danish Government, taking place at the IDB headquarters. Princess Mary was … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize 2011

  December 12, 2011 at 10:10 am by

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemen’s human rights activist Tawakkul Karman “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”, according to a release from the prize committee. It is the first time the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to three women. The … Continue reading

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Princess Amira in the States

  October 3, 2011 at 7:48 am by

During her trip to the United States of America, Princess Amira Al-Taweel, the Vice Chairwoman of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation (which is chaired by her husband, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud) took part in various interviews by different media channels, discussing topics such as the empowerment of women, as well as her active role in philanthropy. Princess Amira was interviewed by Piers Morgan for CNN, Margaret … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch gives Women Right to Vote

  September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm by

For the first time in his Kingdom’s history, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud has given Saudi women the right to participate in future municipal elections. The 87-year-old monarch made his announcement in his annual message at the Shura Council. He said, “Starting with the next term, women will have the right to run in municipal elections and to choose candidates, according to Islamic principles,” adding, “We have decided that … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel visit Dalarna

  April 2, 2011 at 4:29 am by

The Crown Princess and her husband Prince Daniel have had a very busy few months and in just over 2 months they will celebrate their one year wedding anniversary. Their 2 day trip began with a visit to Cozmoz, the hippest youth concert hall in Darlarna. But it also has the largest youth disco and Cafe Caoz. Cozmoz has an internship for unemployed young people where they are given the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Back to Work

  March 5, 2011 at 11:10 am by

After spending the winter holiday in Lech with the whole family, Princess Maxima is back to her duties. On March 03, Princess Maxima was present in the Laurentius and Elisabeth Cathedral in Rotterdam to attend the awards ceremony of the Best Learning Company and Best Practice 2010 Trainer of the Netherlands. Colo, the association of cooperating centers for vocational education and industry, organizes the annual awards ceremony on behalf of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Maxima Attended A Meeting

  February 8, 2011 at 11:55 am by

On February 07, Princess Maxima spoke at the network meeting of Women in Financial Services (WIFS) at the Eureko Conference Center in Zeist. WIFS is a network for women executives in the financial sector. The theme of the meeting was sustainability. Princess Máxima was invited by WIFS for being a “role model” for other women in the financial sector. The princess in her speech stressed the importance of ‘inclusive finance’ … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Meryem met Chairwoman of Bulgarian Parliament

  December 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm by

Princess Lalla Meryem, elder sister of King Mohammed VI, received on Sunday in Rabat the Chairwoman of Bulgaria’s National Assembly (parliament), Tsetska Tsacheva, who is on a working visit to Morocco. Tsacheva expressed satisfaction at the fact of being received in the beginning of her visit by Lalla Meryem which reflects the feelings of respect vis-a-vis the Bulgarian parliament and people. She said that the meeting was an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Princess Adela encourages women to work in Saudi

  December 1, 2010 at 3:25 am by

Princess Adela bint Abdullah Al Saud, President of the Board of Directors of the Center, opened the Women’s Business Forum “Participation of Women in National Development 2010,” on Sunday and addressed the forum on Monday. Princess Adela spoke about how women in the Kingdom face many problems because of their traditions. “The participation of women in social development in developing countries is still not clear. Women face many challenges at … Continue reading

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Queen Rania attends “Women in the World” Summit

  March 17, 2010 at 10:02 pm by

This week HM Queen Rania of Jordan paid a brief visit to the US, where she attended the “Women in the World” summit. At the Hudson Theatre in New York City, Queen Rania told the women attending the summit about girls’ education. She focused on the importance of educating of 600 million girls around the world “who are still left on the sidelines, lost in a world where nonsense prevails.” … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Asma opens the Diplomatic Club Charity Bazaar

  November 22, 2009 at 10:18 pm by

Princess Lalla Asma, sister of King Mohammed VI, chaired on Saturday the opening ceremony of the Charity Bazaar of Rabat’s Diplomatic Club, organized by the spouses of ambassadors accredited to Morocco under the patronage of King Mohammed VI. The Princess visited various stands of the bazaar. On this occasion Mrs Humera Mahmood President of the Diplomatic Club and spouse of Pakistan’s Ambassador paid glowing tribute to Princess Lalla Asma for … Continue reading

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