Qatar has taken legislative, executive steps to eliminate discrimination against women

      Published on Thursday, 18 March , 2021      1927 Views     
Qatar has taken legislative, executive steps to eliminate discrimination against women

  • Doha News

The State of Qatar was represented at the conference, held via video conference, by Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs H E Yousef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo.

In the State of Qatar’s speech, the Minister affirmed Qatari support for all women’s issues, particularly the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the 23rd special session of the General Assembly.

In order to enhance the role of women in community and ensure their participation and representation in decision-making positions, the State of Qatar has taken many legislative and executive measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women, he said.

He pointed out that the permanent constitution of the State stipulates that “the citizens of Qatar shall be equal in public rights and duties.

All persons are equal before the law and there shall be no discrimination whatsoever on grounds of sex, race, language, or religion.”

Regarding the international obligations, the Minister said the State of Qatar has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, international conventions related to social affairs, the most important of which is the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

He expressed Doha’s aspiration to increase the effectiveness of the economic participation of Qatari women by providing easy lending programmes for the establishment of small enterprises, facilitate the establishment of nurseries to provide the appropriate environment to receive and care for children, in addition to increasing work flexibility for women in government institutions and in the private sector and providing all protection, social and family care programmes and services in accordance with the best international practices and experiences.

The Minister stressed that all this indicates Qatar’s confident and determined steps to achieve its development vision, as necessary measures have been taken to fill the gender gaps, reinforcing women’s participation in public life and empowering them economically, socially and politically, especially in light of the State’s intention to hold the first elections for the Shura Council in October 2021.

Category Doha News, Government | 2021/03/18 latest update at 9:40 AM
Source : The Peninsula | Photocredit : Google
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