The Ministry of Youth and Sports – the Central Administration for Youth Development, in cooperation with the Arab League and the Arab Women Organization (AWO), held workshops over three days, as part of the activities of the third Arab Woman Forum, with the participation of 18 countries.

That came following the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to launch the Year of Arab Youth 2023, which is the first event of the initiative, under the slogan “Participation – Development – Stability” from January 25 to February 1, 2023, at the Engineering Authority Guest House, Cairo.

Najwa Salah, Undersecretary of the Ministry and Head of the Central Administration for Youth Development, Dr. Asma Ismail, file officer and general coordinator of the forum, and Dr. Fadia Kiwan, Director General of the Arab Women Organization, attended the event.

Attending the workshops were Dr. Lamia Bulbul, Social Diversity Expert; Dr. Muhammad Habib, Political and International Media Expert and Editor-in-Chief of Al-Hayat Channel Networks; Nihad Abu Al-Qumsan, Critical lawyer and member of the National Council for Human Rights; and Dr. Ghada Hammam.

The workshops were divided into small groups of young men and women to conduct applied training and formulate recommendations. The workshops discussed ways to develop the social role of men and women and introduce gender blindness, in addition to presenting ideas to promote gender equality in daily life and defining how to shape our identity and values.

The forum aims to shed light on the most critical challenges facing girls in Arab societies, underline the role of women in preserving national security and achieving comprehensive development, address the importance of launching youth initiatives to serve development issues in the Arab world, and discuss the challenges facing girls and Arab women in society.

The forum additionally held many sessions and workshops to advocate further women-related issues.

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