Abu Dhabi to host Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament
The theme for the gathering of 50 women will be "United for Shaping the Future," focusing on actionable ways to deal with issues such as gender inequality, economic disparities and intolerance.
"We are delighted that the women speakers will meet this year in the UAE at the invitation of Speaker Al Qubaisi, the first woman to preside over the FNC and the first woman speaker of a national parliament in the Arab world," IPU President Saber Chowdhury said. "From a summit taking place in the Arab world, I particularly look forward to their guidance on how to safeguard peace and security and promote tolerance."
The summit will come up with a unified strategy to implement solutions through legislation.
"The Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament is a platform to discuss the mega-trends that are transforming our economies and societies, debate the grand challenges as well as opportunities they pose and determine the best course of action," Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi said. "As leaders we have to think bigger; we have to think better; we have to think ahead. Through the summit, it is our aim to create a foundation on which we can build a sustainable vision of the future that is inclusive, representative and realistic."