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Promoting Empowerment of Women in Arab Countries

Start Date/Time:
05/10/2010 08:00 Download ICS File
End Date/Time:
06/10/2010 18:00
Conference / Colloquium

The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and development (DIIFSD), in collaboration with the Office of the Special Advisor on Gender issues and Advancement of Women at United Nations (OSAGI), organized a colloquium on the Empowerment of Women in the Arab countries in Tunis on 5-6 October 2010.

The primary objective of the colloquium was to provide United Nations Member States with expert opinion and recommendations regarding policies to empower women in the political, economic, and social fields.

The conference addressed key issues including: gender empowerment and socio-economic development of society, the main impediments in the region, the adoption of appropriate policy responses and legal reforms, the role of the State, and the ways and means to join forces with civil society to empower women.

Background Material


“Why the Life-Course Approach to Gender Empowerment is Important?”
by Astrid Stuckelberger

Making Policy Responses More Effective
by Faith Innerarity

Economic and social empowerment of women in Qatar society
by Fatema Al Kubaisi (Arabic)

Women empowerment – challenging patriarchy: Indian experience
by Ranjana Kumari

Women’s participation at the National level and institutional capacity of the State and civil society to support women’s empowerment: a perspective from the Republic of Ireland
by Joanna McMinn

Gender mainstreaming as a pathway to empowerment: the case of Namibia
by Julie Newton

Empowerment of women in political and societal decision making process
by Kaltham Al Ghanem (Arabic)

Women’s Empowerment: Concepts and Contexts
by Layachi Anser

Women’s participation at the national level: what has been achieved and what could be done to overcome existing impediments?
by Lilit Asatryan

Empowerment and Gender Rebalancing
by Maria Amparo Cruz

Voice and means: two essential tools for making gender policy responses more effective
by Patricia Cortes

The women’s status in the ESCWA region Achievement and Challenges
by Rania Al Jazairi (Arabic)

“Project WORLD: Women and the International Landscape of Women with Disabilities”
by Richard G. Wilkins

Mainstreaming the gender perspective into social development
by Ronald Wiman

Rights of older women
by Sergei Zelenev

A view from the west: Religious, Cultural and Political consideration on Empowerment of Arabic Women
by Tracey McDonald

Women’s Empowerment and Human Rights
by Yakýn Ertürk

The views expressed in these papers or presentations are the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Doha International Family Institute

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About DIFI

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), formerly known as Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), was established by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in 2006. The Institute has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC).

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