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Vivian Nereim – National – Monday, 14 May 2012 (originally published 07 May)
RAS AL KHAIMAH // Duaa Murad arrived in Rafaq after a two-hour drive, rumbling up a rocky road past a goat. The sun was blazing. The electricity at Rafaq School for Basic Education had cut out.
Still, she found a classroom of more than 20 women waiting to hear her advice.
The three-day workshop about economic and social empowerment was the first of four arranged by the General Women’s Union and the United Nations. The course, which began last Tuesday, aims to help rural women become more independent – whether through a job or projects at home . . .