Queen Rania to speak at the Global Women's Forum Dubai

Queen Rania to speak at the Global Women's Forum Dubai

Celebrating female empowerment

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The fight to eradicate female stereotypes continues as international influencers congregate in Dubai for the Global Women's Forum. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, no stranger to the promotion of equality and human rights, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the Global Women's Forum in Dubai. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Global Women's Forum is set to highlight the achievements of Arab women across various fields, in addition to also seeking solutions to eliminate stereotypes. 

"Hosting this event in Dubai recognises our leadership's vision and continuous efforts to strengthen the role of women and their capabilities to contribute positively and effectively to the National Agenda," said Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Chairperson of the Board of Dubai Women Establishment and Vice President of the UAE Gender Balance Council. "It also reflects the importance our leadership has placed on giving women the opportunities they need to develop their careers whilst caring for their families, to build a society capable of achievement and progress," she continued.

Queen Rania will be joined by other esteemed speakers including the President of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, and UAE's Minister of International Cooperation and Development and Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, the first Emirati to recieve the Clinton Global Citizen Award.

The Global Women's Forum will take place on February 23-24, 2016, at the Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai.