During the opening ceremony of the second Eurasian Women’s Forum held in Saint Petersburg, Russia from 19-21 September theCouncil delegation headed by HE Dr.Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi presented the experience of the State and its leadership in the empowerment of women and youth, the adoption of tolerance and coexistence, its vision and plans, its vision for the future, the adoption of innovation and space leadership as a priority and the cohesion of leadership and people.
The UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Women’s Organization (UNWF), Fumzele Mambo Nafukka in a meeting that included Dr.Amal, praised the achievements of the Emirati women thanks to the efforts of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood to strengthen the status of women and support their presence in the community locally, Arab and worldly.
The delegation included members of the delegation: Aza Suleiman Bin Sulaiman, Alia Sulaiman Al Jassim, Afra Rashid Al Busti, Dr. Nidal Mohammed Al Taniji, Naama Abdullah Al Sharhan, Aisha Rashid Latim, Aisha Salem Bin Samnaouh and Ahmed Shabib Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Council.
The outcome of the second Eurasian Women’s Forum was in line with the Abu Dhabi Declaration, which stressed the need to work towards achieving gender balance in political and parliamentary practice. They also addressed on current world challenges and how they can’t be achieved without respect for human rights and gender equality. Gender equality must be established at any and all levels around the world and harness all the potential for innovation and change.
Aisha bin Samnouh participated in a panel discussion entitled “Women and Human Action Without Boundaries: International Cooperation”, which was held within the framework of the Forum, and presented in her intervention the proposals of the UAE Parliamentary Division, calling for activating the UN resolutions in activating the role of women in peace and security.
The UAE Division at the event “called for the adoption of training programs and workshops aimed at the political and social rehabilitation of women, enhancing cooperation between national machineries for women in different countries and NGOs, developing networks for exchanging experiences and resources and linking peace issues with a focus on Women and peace in their programs, and to highlight the active role of women in peace-building at all levels.”
Dr. Nidal Tanniji also participated in a panel discussion entitled “Global Initiatives in the Interests of Women”, which was held in the forum. She said in her intervention that despite the progress and qualitative change and global initiatives in empowering women to get education, health care, work and participation Political and economic, but reality does not achieve the aspirations of women globally.
Alia Al Jassim participated in a panel discussion entitled “Positive Youth Power” within the forum. She presented the proposals of the UAE Parliamentary Division, which calls for parliaments to discuss reforming discriminatory laws and legislation in developing and emerging countries so that girls have more equal rights.
Aisha Latim participated in a panel discussion titled “Women’s Leadership Positions: Regional Performance Strategy and Growth”. She presented the proposals of the UAE Parliamentary Division, which calls for adopting clear policies towards women in order to bridge the gender gap and achieve gender equality and activate the role of women in society. In general and parliamentary life in particular through the creation and preparation of women cadres have an advantage in the work of Parliament.