AIWF Activities 2020

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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.

AIWF Conference at the European Parliament, Brussels, April 2005

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AIWF Webinar | 25 Years after the Barcelona Process: The UfM on Women & Inclusive, Sustainable Development in the MENA Region

October 08, 2020


Haifa Al Kaylani, Founder & Chairman of the Arab International Women's Forum, chaired the fifth key session of the AIWF Webinar Series 2020 on 08 October 2020, welcoming HE Ambassador Nasser Kamel, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, titled '25 Years after the Barcelona Process: The UfM on Women & Inclusive, Sustainable Development in the MENA Region'.

During the webinar, His Excellency shared the UfM's key mission and collaborative, partnership-driven approach to nurturing and empowering women in the social and economic spheres; generating much-needed job creation, career progression and economic inclusion opportunities for women and young people in the UfM countries; and sustainable development and climate action in the UfM countries in the context of food/water/energy security challenges.

The Arab International Women's Forum is proud to be a part of the celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process, and to have this opportunity to honour the tremendous achievements of the UfM in the years since its founding with this webinar. We were immensely proud to welcome His Excellency as our Guest of Honour Keynote Speaker, and we are especially honoured to have the UfM as a key partner in our international advocacy network, with which we share the core mission of ensuring sustainable, equitable progress for women and young people in the region and beyond.

The recording of the webinar can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/DqWiB4Q-Ii0