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Abu Dhabi summit to brainstorm women’s common challenges

February 20, 2023
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

Saudi Gazette report

ABU DHABI — The International Summit of Women 2023, which will begin in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, will come out with proposals to resolve the common challenges faced by women worldwide. The two-day event will focus on the role of female leadership in establishing peace, social integration, and driving prosperity, according to the organizers.

The summit, titled the “Role of female leaders in establishing peace and social integration, and driving prosperity,” will begin with the welcoming remarks of United Arab Emirates’ Mother of Nation Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, who is also chairwoman of General Women’s Union (GWU), president of Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of Family Development Foundation.

The opening speeches will be delivered by President of India Droupadi Murmu, Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of the Summit and WMCC Chairman Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, and Maja Gojkovic, deputy prime minister of Serbia.

Themes of the two-day sessions include Women leaders driving climate action; sustainability, philanthropy and poverty alleviation; Lifetime achievers among women; Women leaders in education and science innovation; Women’s leadership in parliament and democracy; Women leadership in media and creative industry; Women in fine arts and cultural heritage; Women and the power of networking and women in megatrends of the world; and Women’s leadership in sports and tourism.

Delegates, including eminent stateswomen, faith leaders, entrepreneurs, social activists, cultural personalities, media figures, and scholars from more than 100 countries will attend the event. The summit is organized by the World Muslim Communities Council (WMCC) and in cooperation with GWU, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote and be elected.

Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of the Summit and WMCC Chairman Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, said that the Council believes in women’s important role in building peace, promoting social integration and creating a prosperous future for future generations worldwide.

On her part, GWU Secretary General Noura Al-Suwaidi said that the UAE's hosting of the summit reflects the message and vision of the wise leadership of the UAE, that the advancement and empowerment of women is a vital priority. “We are proud of the participation of a group of prominent women leaders in the world in the event hosted by the UAE,” she added.


February 20, 2023
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