It’s a well-deserved tribute to Arab women, says Shaikha Fatima.
Written by Samir Salama, Gulf News
A document that places women’s rights among the fundamental pan-Arab concerns so that they can improve their status for the better according to teachings of Islamic Sharia, other religions, noble human values and international law on human rights, was launched here on Tuesday.
The Arab Charter on Women’s Rights is a well-deserved tribute to Arab women who were partners in the past, present and future thrust for development, said Her Highness Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation.
“The charter embodies the vital role that social partnerships can play and the cooperation with parliaments towards the formation of new paths for the future of our Arab people by empowering women as peace-makers and as one of the most important pillars in building family an dsociety,” Shaikha Fatima said in her keynote speech, read out by Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance.
The charter, approved by the Arab parliament in 2015, seeks to enhance the rights of women and their active participation in building their society to achieve the goals of comprehensive and balanced development, according to the document launched at the Emirates Palace.