After two successful conferences in the United Kingdom, the Arab International Women’s Forum held its 3rd Annual Conference, ‘Women in the Arab World: Partners in the Community and on the World Stage’, in Cairo, 6-9 June 2004. This was the Arab International Women’s Forum’s first conference to be held in the Arab world, and AIWF was delighted to be working in close cooperation with the League of Arab States. It was the first time that the League of Arab States had co-hosted a women’s conference in the main Chamber of their headquarters – a prestigious and significant venue which reinforced the powerful messages about the calibre of speakers and timeliness of the topics. Her Excellency Mrs Suzanne Mubarak officially opened the conference with a valued Keynote Address setting the tone for our distinguished Guest Speakers. His Excellency Mr Amre Moussa, Secretary General, in his Special Address emphasised the role of the League of Arab States in its quest to increase the participation of women in public life, in business and in civil society. The Conference was also supported by HSBC, IBM, Orascom and Procter & Gamble.
AIWF hosts ‘Women in the Arab World, Partners in the Community and on the World Stage’ at The League of Arab States in Cairo 9 June 2004