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UNFPA GCC co-sponsors Oman Women Summit

Backed by its mandate to support women empowerment efforts in the GCC countries, and aligned with its strategy that promotes for gender equality and combats gender-based violence (GBV), UNFPA GCC office welcomed to co-sponsor  the first Oman Women Summit, in partnership with major private sector entities in the country.  The summit was held on 24th of October 2018, at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC), to mark the the annual Omani Women’s Day in October. The summit paid tribute and celebrated women’s achievements and accomplishments. 

the summit was attended by women achievers from Oman and across the region, and focused on empowering women through debates and knowledge-sharing. The gathering of talented women was a platform to exchange experiences, opportunities and challenges on the theme #Oman4Her. Female speakers from Oman, Italy, Sweden, Dubai, Kuwait and Bahrain inspired the attendants with their thoughts and reflections. Participants and speakers were engaged in a meaningful discussions about their aspirations and challenges. The summit not only celebrated those achievers, but also provided attendees an opportunity to hear, connect and network to support each other.

“It was a great opportunity to learn from the women in our region, and identify their needs, aspirations and hurdles they face to attain their dreams,” Mr. Asr Toson, UNFPA GCC Representative said. “At UNFPA we have been always working to support innovative initiatives and go into partnerships with non-traditional partners to influence adolescents and young women positively to unleash their dreams and empower them,” he added.