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Uzbekistan: Samarkand to host Asian Women’s Forum on May 13-14

Uzbekistan: Samarkand to host Asian Women’s Forum on May 13-14

| @indiablooms | 24 Apr 2024, 06:17 pm

Uzbekistan’s Samarkand city will host the Women’s Forum on May 13-14 on the topic of ‘Regional approach to issues of economic, social and political rights of women and empowerment’.

"According to the information service of the upper house of parliament, the initiative to convene this forum was proposed by the President of our country during the 78th session of the UN General Assembly," read a statement issued by the Uzbekistan government.

The aim of the forum is to harness the create potential in women leaders across the region, facilitate the exchange of experiences to enhance their involvement in government, society, and the economy. 

The forum is expected to welcome women parliamentarians, heads of government, representatives from government bodies and civil society institutions, businesswomen, political scientists, social activists, scientists, and representatives from various economic sectors. 

Participants will hail from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia

"Structured around 10 parallel sessions, participants will discuss issues of women’s participation in science, education and innovation, as well as the use of digital technologies, poverty reduction through women’s economic empowerment, involving them in entrepreneurship and innovation, and ensuring their leadership in the modern global economy," the statement said.

Moreover, discussions will address women’s involvement in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. 

The focus will be on economic empowerment, the role of parliaments in encouraging women’s engagement in business and society, gender-responsive budgeting, equitable access to financial opportunities, and combating all forms of violence against women and children

Participants will also explore best practices and innovative approaches by non-governmental organizations in promoting a green economy, addressing the gender impacts of climate change in the region, and safeguarding the rights and interests of women. 

The forum aims to conclude with the adoption of the Samarkand Declaration.

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