Regional conference on women's role in development opens

Regional conference on women's role in development opens
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — A conference entitled "Women, a Player in Stability and Comprehensive Development" was held in Jordan on Saturday morning, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

The event was organized by the Senate's Women's Committee in partnership with the Sociological Arab Association and the German Organization for International Cooperation. The conference is part of a larger project aimed at enhancing the political and economic participation of women in the Middle East and North Africa.

Senate President Faisal Fayez patronized the conference, which brought together experts, policymakers, and advocates to discuss the role of women in promoting social stability and development in the region.

Social stability and developmentIn her opening remarks, head of the Senate Women's Committee Maysoon Atoum highlighted the vital role of women in promoting social stability and development. She stressed the importance of women's participation in all aspects of life and their integration into the political and economic community.

Atoum noted that Jordanian women have achieved many successes at the local, Arab, and international levels and have the potential to advance in many sectors and take leadership roles.

Women's empowerment in JordanAtoum also underscored His Majesty King Abdullah's keen interest in women's empowerment, as evidenced by the Royal Committee to Modernize the Political System and the economy. She called for a "mature" approach to addressing women's rights to achieve a society where everyone participates in real development.

Other speakers at the conference emphasized the need for women to have a robust role in society, development, and decision-making.

They also stressed the importance of incorporating women's issues into public policies and national programs and priorities.

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