UAE takes the lead for women

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The UAE has joined five other coun­tries to set up a scheme pro­mot­ing the role of women in se­cur­ing peace around the world. The Fo­cal Points Net­work on Women, Peace and Se­cu­rity was launched by Spain in part­ner­ship with the UAE and the gov­ern­ments of Canada, Chile, Ja­pan, and Namibi. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Min­is­ter of State for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion, said: “In the Emi­rates, our lead­er­ship has long recog­nised that when women are em­pow­ered, all of so­ci­ety ben­e­fits. “This is why a core com­po­nent of the UAE’s de­vel­op­ment model is to sup­port the par­tic­i­pa­tion of women in se­nior lead­er­ship and de­ci­sion­mak­ing po­si­tions. This is be­cause we know all too well that when women serve as lead­ers in their com­mu­ni­ties, those very so­ci­eties be­come more pros­per­ous, more se­cure.” Min­is­ters from a to­tal of 14 coun­tries have said their gov­ern­ments will be join­ing the net­work. Mem­bers of the Fo­cal Points Net­work will share best prac­tices and meet­ing an­nu­ally to dis­cuss women’s lead­er­ship and par­tic­i­pa­tion, post­con­flict re­cov­ery and other top­ics. The first meet­ing of the Net­work will be held in Spain next year.

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