The Shura Council participated today in a parliamentary conference on the latest development on women empowerment in the Arab region. The conference was organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the international network of gender equality advocates, the Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations, and other international organizations in Geneva. It took place via video conference.
The Shura Council was represented by Deputy Speaker of the Council Dr. Hamda bint Hassan Al Sulaiti.
Discussions during the conference focused on the importance of strengthening and empowering the role of women in all areas of life and the efforts made in this framework, the most important challenges facing women in parliamentary work, and working to find the necessary solutions and effective measures in order to increase the percentage of women's representation in Arab parliaments.
It is worth noting that the percentage of women's representation in parliaments in the Middle East and North Africa is the lowest among all regions, as it did not exceed 17.8 percent by 2021.