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“In striving to empower Arab women and realise their human rights we are fighting for the freedom to be fully and completely human, without need for permission or persuasion.”

- Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner,Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy.

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Emerging Economies, Emerging Leaderships: Arab Women And Youth As Drivers Of Change

May 15, 2012

Event Overview:

The AIWF 2012 Conference, with the theme of Emerging Economies, Emerging Leaderships: Arab Women and Youth as Drivers of Change,    was held, from 15 – 17 May 2012, at one of the leading universities and centres of excellence in the Arab world, the American University of Sharjah with whom AIWF was proud to have co – hosted this important two day conference.   

The Arab International Women’s Forum was privileged and honoured that this event had the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member, United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and President of the American University of Sharjah. 

Job creation, education and capacity building, sustainable growth and gender equality were the central themes that were explored within the conference programme as the most critical challenges faced by the region at this time.  An impressive gathering, of distinguished guest speakers , government representatives, international business leaders, academics and esteemed AIWF members and Global Partners from thirty four countries worldwide,   came together in a unique assembly to participate in the formulation of AIWF’s forward – looking programme,  identifying and promoting factors which will create real opportunities and economic growth by placing the empowerment of women and youth at the heart of the sustainable development process for the region.  


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