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Date posted: December 05, 2019
By MIFTAH

Ramallah MIFTAH, represented by Youssef Dajani, on behalf of the Board of Directors, recently participated in a high-level ministerial conference on strengthening womens roles in post-conflict societies in the Arab region and the lessons learned from around the world. The conference, which was attended by Arab and international officials, was held on November 20 and 21 in Cairo, Egypt.

Opening remarks were given by UNDP Gender Team Leader Mrs. Frances Guy, Ivan Surkos, head of the European Union delegation in Egypt and Dr. Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary-General and head of the Social Affairs Sector at the League of Arab States, followed by a special session for presentations by ministers of the member states on the Women Peace and Security agenda.

The conference included the presentation of a number of working papers, which focused on the vital role of women in peacebuilding and mediation during the occupation, political transition and conflict in paving the way for post-conflict priorities.

At the conference, Palestinian Minister of Womens Affairs, Amal Hamad presented a paper entitled, Women, Peace and Security Agenda and the challenges of occupation and the lack of accountability.

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