SCW Takes Part in a Women Political Empowerment Project in Abu Dhabi

Friday, September 6, 2013
Bahrain News Agency
Western Asia
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The Secretariat-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) took part in a training project on raising awareness on women's political participation, organised by the Arab Women Organisation (AWO) in Abu Dhabi from August 31 to September 4, 2013.
The project aims to activate women's quantitative and qualitative participation in the political life through access to diverse political institutions, consolidate the skills of women-empowerment activists, and enhance training information, skills and mechanisms among governmental and non-governmental women organisations in member states.

Director of the Women Support Centre at SCW Rana Ahmed participated in the event on behalf of national establishments, and the Executive Assistant at Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company Amani Al-Aradi and Shura Council Affairs Director Dina Ahmed, on behalf of non-governmental organisations.

It is to be noted that AWO was established in 2002 for the aim of achieving solidarity of Arab women as a cornerstone for Arab solidarity, coordinating common Arab stands regarding Arab and international affairs and when dealing with Arab women issues in regional and international organizations, raising awareness regarding economic, social, cultural and legal issues pertaining to Arab women, fostering cooperation and exchange of experience between member Arab states to enhance the status of women, according women issues priority in developmental policies and plans, empowering women and building their capacities as human beings and citizens to play an effective role in societal institutions, in the labor market, and in decision making circles and enhancing essential health and education services for women.