Cairo (UNA-OIC) – Egypt’s capital Cairo hosted Tuesday the Senior Officials Preparatory Meeting for the 8th session of the OIC Ministerial Conference on Women, to be held on July 8, under the theme “Preserving the gains of gender equality and empowering women in light of the coronavirus pandemic and beyond”.
OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian, Cultural and Social Affairs Ambassador Tarig Ali Bakheet welcomed the participants who attended despite the travel restrictions, to express their commitment to the agenda of advancing the role of women and empowering them. He noted that the sizable participation reflects the keenness of the leaders of the OIC countries to work jointly to contribute to enhancing the dignity of women throughout the Islamic world and beyond.
Bakheet added that the OIC pays tribute to resilient women, who are living under harsh conditions, especially those who continue to play heroic roles in defiance of injustice, oppression and occupation. He also reiterated the Organization’s call for member states to redouble their efforts in support of women under occupation and in areas affected by crises, wars and armed conflicts.