Tunisia to host international meetings on Arab women, February 28-March2 | Tunisia News Gazette

Tunisia to host international meetings on Arab women, February 28-March2

A set of international meetings on women in the Arab region will be held on February 25-March 2 in Tunisia as part of its chairing of the 37th session of Arab Women Committee of Arab League.

The ministerial congress on Belonging and Identity will be held within the frameworks of these meetings in addition to the Arab Women Committee’s meeting and the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), a statement published on Monday by the Women, Family and Children Ministry reads.

Held in partnership with the League of Arab States and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the ministerial congress will review means to reinforce the joint Arab action so as to promote, at the regional and international levels, women’s rights to equality in the attribution of the nationality and children’ rights to identity.

Works of the committee will focus, as from March 1, on women’s empowerment and improvement of their conditions in the Arab world.

The participants will further discuss the Arab women’s sustainable development by 2030 and themes such as women, security, peace and fight against terrorism, women’s economic empowerment, increasing women’s participation in the political life and combating violence against women.

Besides, the Regional Preparatory Meeting for the CSW62 aims to adopt a joint vision on achieving gender equality and empowering rural women and girls, which is the theme of the CSW62 due on March 12-23 in New York, USA.

Ministers in charge of women’s affairs in the Arab world and senior officials and representatives of national structures in charge of women and regional and international organisations active in this field are expected to take part in these meetings.

Source: TAP News Agency

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