The first conference on the "Role of Women in the Development of OIC Member States" starts in Istanbul by the Republic of Turkey. The Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, Mr Racep Tayep Erdogan, open the Conference, which also be attended by the OIC Secretary General, Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who deliver a speech at the occasion. Turkish State Minister Nimet Cubukcu, who is responsible for women's and children's issues, and is the only women minister in the Cabinet speak too.
The Conference is being organized in accordance with a recommendation approved by the Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, held in Sana'a, where it was resolved that a ministerial meeting be organized to discuss the issue of providing greater opportunities for women in all facets of social life. It was also resolved that a plan of action be prepared to boost the role of women in the development of Islamic societies. The Conference is expected to be a forum for OIC Member States to formulate joint strategies, benchmarks, programmes and objectives aimed at improving women's conditions in various fields.
The Conference agenda contains three key elements – strengthening laws to support women development in Muslim societies in the economic, cultural, social and political fields and to protect them against all forms of violence and discrimination; supporting national policies and strategies to increase opportunities for women in all fields; and ensuring a better future for women through involvement and provision of educational opportunities.
The Conference participants will be Ministers of OIC Member States in charge of women, family and children affairs as well as experts from governmental bodies concerned with the issues of women, family and children.Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16