On Sunday, Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr. Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah; and Chairperson of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) declared that the second edition of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit will be held on December 10-11.
NAMA in association with UN Women has arranged the summit which will be hosted in Sharjah.
The first edition of the summit was held on December 2017. The two-day summit aims to ensure female involvement to all sectors and to promote equal opportunities and also to make advance the women’s economic agenda within the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development.
“The subject of women’s inclusion and empowerment is increasingly gaining in importance during policy discussions in both public and private sectors worldwide,” said Shaikha Jawaher.
“These efforts have created a real opportunity for the world to enter an era of effective female-male partnerships and genuine equity. The only way to make the most of this opportunity is to create a world where we see women’s contributions as key to multifaceted development, encompassing the sociocultural, economic and human development – not just as an economic necessity,” she added.
Shaikha Jawaher claims that “Women’s participation in the global economy can add $12 billion (Dh44 billion) to the world’s GDP and help eradicate high rates of unemployment and illiteracy. However, the goal of ensuring women the participatory rights they deserve goes beyond these figures. Equitable distribution of income and full utilization of human capital in both advanced and developing communities will offer us all a major impetus in realizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.”

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