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  • Ahmed Saleh

Saudi Arabia hosts "Women in Islam" conference, patronized by King Salman

Jeddah, November 06, 2023, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is playing host to the "International Conference on Women in Islam: Status and Empowerment" in Jeddah, graciously patronized by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), this three-day conference serves as a platform to spotlight the accomplishments of Muslim women, underscore their vital roles in development, and counteract misconceptions that depict Islam as a hindrance to women's rights. The conference's primary goal is to formulate a comprehensive plan for legal and political reforms that promote justice and empowerment of women within Muslim societies. The expected outcome is the creation of "The Jeddah Document for Women in Islam."

Over the course of the conference, five working sessions will convene, featuring the participation of ministers, officials, scholars, and thought leaders. These sessions will delve into the status of women and their rights in Islam, explore ways to empower Muslim women in education and the workforce, and address issues related to women in contemporary societies.

The decision to host this significant conference was announced by Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah during the 49th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers held in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in March. Saudi Arabia's eagerness to improve the status of women and bolster their role in various facets of development aligns with its enduring commitment to supporting the goals of the OIC.

By hosting this conference, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia is furthering its mission to uphold the rights of Muslim women and expand their contributions to development within OIC member states.

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