During her participation in the Eighth Conference of Arab Women, Bint Al-Dah said that women face difficulties in obtaining high-quality education that qualifies them to assume high positions, and to contribute to scientific and academic research, according to Sahara Media website.
She emphasized that women in Mauritania have remained proud of their Arab-African belonging, and are looking forward to a pioneering and balanced role to preserve the elements of belonging and identity on the one hand and in achieving comprehensive development goals on the other hand.
Bint Al-Dah urged that the issue of domestic violence and early marriage not remain among the topics that are silent, saying that it is inevitable to confront and address it, and girls’ access to financial credit is a priority in light of increasing unemployment.
Bint Al-Dah suggested forming a working group to develop an Arab strategy on the crucial issue of “gender” in order to remove barriers without women having access to education and leadership positions.
The activities of the inaugural session of the Eighth General Conference of the Arab Women Organization began, Tuesday, under the title “Arab Women and Cultural Challenges” under the auspices of the Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, and chaired by Claudine Aoun, Chair of the Organization’s Supreme Council.
The conference will continue for three days, between 23-25 February 2021.
The opening session will be attended by high-level official delegations from Arab countries, including first ladies who are members of the Supreme Council of the Arab Women Organization or their representatives, such as the ministers of women’s affairs and the heads of national mechanisms concerned with women.