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Wadha bint Salim al Alawiyah

- Patriarchy · Sexism · Women's Rights · Society · Discrimination · Feminism · Human Rights · Social Movements · Oman

Di­rec­tor of Women’s Af­fairs at Min­istry of So­cial De­vel­op­ment

Na­tions move for­ward through the con­tri­bu­tion of in­di­vid­u­als. De­vel­op­ment with­out dis­crim­i­na­tion of women con­sti­tutes a ba­sic pil­lar of progress. Women’s role is un­de­ni­able in con­tribut­ing to var­i­ous so­cial, eco­nomic and cul­tural as­pects. This day is recog­ni­tion of the sig­nif­i­cant po­ten­tial of women and their role in so­ci­ety. Their po­ten­tial has been en­hanced with a set of laws that grant them their de­served rights to en­able them to shoul­der their re­spon­si­bil­ity in sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

The es­tab­lish­ment of the Women’s Af­fairs depart­ment seeks to pro­mote women in gov­ern­ment and pri­vate sec­tors, and en­able them to par­tic­i­pate ac­tively in the proper man­age­ment of their fam­ily and so­cial lives.

Be­sides build­ing lead­er­ship ca­pac­i­ties, women in Oman have also been en­abled to par­tic­i­pate in de­ci­sion­mak­ing. They en­joy equal sta­tus as men in pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion and in pri­vate/pop­u­lar es­tab­lish­ments. The num­ber of Omani women’s as­so­ci­a­tions has grown to 65 cov­er­ing all gov­er­norates and wilay­ats of the sul­tanate. Women are also ac­tive par­tic­i­pants in char­ity and pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tions.

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