BOLDtalks Woman to bring together resident and international speakers

Muna Harib Al Muhairi, the creator of the Breathing Numbers project. Christopher Pike / The National
Muna Harib Al Muhairi, the creator of the Breathing Numbers project. Christopher Pike / The National

Arab Spring as witnessed by an Arab female journalist, the plight of Syrian refugees, female infanticide and women objectification will be among the hard-hitting topics on the agenda at the BOLDtalks Woman event on Saturday.

The event, a day to discuss and find solutions to women’s issues around the world, will have speakers from UAE and abroad share their experiences and projects on the topic of women empowerment.

The Emirati businesswoman and community activist Muna Harib Al Muhairi will be talking about Breathing Numbers, a project she began last year to assist Syrian refugees in Jordan. She will discuss her documentary and share stories from her time spent in camps.

The Dubai-based stand-up comedian Mina Liccione from Dubai will showing the audience ways to use comedy as a tool to achieve goals, speak up and break stereotypes. Liccione has managed to break the mould by confounding the first comedy school and creating an all-female stand-up troupe Funny Girls in the Mena region.

The Lebanese-born singer and songwriter Rouba will talk about finding courage in an industry that mostly relies on the superficial criteria of looks and attitude. The artist entered the music industry in 2012, at the age of 37, and worked her way up.

The journalist Jenan Moussa from Lebanon will share her experiences reporting from war zones and during the Arab Uprising in Egypt, Libya and Syria.

Sofana Dahlan, the founder of the Saudi-based social enterprise Tashkeil will emphasise on identity, capabilities and making bold choices even within social barriers.

Kunal Sharma will inform the audience about the Mango Girls project in small village in India, which was initiated for the welfare of the girl child and prevent infanticide. He will share his award-winning documentary which details the success story of combating the issue.

• BOLDtalks Woman 2014 will take place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday at Ductac, Mall of the Emirates. Tickets are prices at Dh200.

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Published: May 28, 2014 04:00 AM