Human Fraternity Virtual Summit Highlights Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

March 8, 2021 by Pattricia Santos

Katejah Purisima

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN FRATERNITY SUMMIT 2021 was scheduled last 4th of February 2021 under the theme “Human Fraternity for Working Together to Achieve a Better Future”.

“Human Fraternity for Working Together to Achieve a Better Future” is the theme of the International Human Fraternity Summit 2021 aired through zoom on 4th of February 2021. One of the heated and much awaited topic is the “Gender Equality and Women Empowerment” which emphasizes that women living in different communities, with different beliefs and religion, opinions, languages, and different ways of life shall be treated fairly, respectfully, and can have equal rights like men.

The Gender Equality and Women Empowerment session explored the efforts that private organizations and governments need to make to bridge the gap. Creating an inclusive environment for women and people of determination within the society were also discussed. It was participated by Elizabeth Vazquez, the CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International; H.E. Wedad Ahmed Bu Hamid, the Vice President of Emirates Human Rights Association, UAE; The Hon. Irina Bokova, Member of High Committee on Human Fraternity, President, Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and Former Director-General of United Nation Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Simona Scarpaleggia, the Global CEO of EDGE Strategy; Noha Hefny, the Founder & CEO of People of Impact; and Dr.
Ayesha Abdulla, the Vice President of Academic Affairs of Higher Colleges of Technology.

It was an encouraging and powerful conversation of people whose purpose is to achieve unity and cooperation around the world as Al Nuami stressed: “It goes to society to ensure that freedom is a right for every human being, and that plurality and differences in religion, colour, gender, race and language are divine wisdom and that citizenship is based on equality in duties and rights, and the rights of women, children and the elderly are inevitable essential matters. “

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