Statute to promote role of women in OIC member states ratified

WAM RIYADH, 19th March, 2014 (WAM) — The Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia has ratified the statute of the Women’s Development Organisation in member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The weekly session of the Council of Ministers, chaired by Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defence, endorsed the statute after reviewing a report presented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and examining the decision of the Shoura Council in this regard.

Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja, said that the main aim of the organisation is to highlight the role of Islam in preserving the rights of Muslim women, especially at international forums in which the organisation is involved, reported the Saudi Gazette.

The organisation was established with the objective of promoting the role of women in OIC member states by skill development through training, education and rehabilitation.

Conferences, seminars, workshops and forums in the areas of women’s development will be conducted in the member states, the paper quoted the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Dr. Khoja said that the statute stipulate that resources of the organisation will be collected through contributions of member states to OIC as well as through aid, donations and grants from member states and international, regional and non-governmental organisations.


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