Launching the "Strengthening the Role of Women in Comprehensive Development Conference" in the Republic of Nepal sponsored
The "Strengthening the Role of Women in the Comprehensive Development conference of the Republic of Nepal", which has been organized by the World Muslim Communities Council, was launched on Monday in cooperation with the Assembly for the Care of Muslim Women in Nepal.
The Vice President of the Nepalese Republic, Nadna Kishor Pun, said in his keynote speech at the conference that Multiculturalism in Nepal is a part of the excellence of our community experience and Muslim communities are making significant contributions to the overall development of the country.
Pun added that a Nepalese Muslim woman has a prominent role in issues related to the present and future in our country, stressing that the Constitution of Nepal granted women more rights and freedoms and they have a significant share of leadership positions.
HE Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Head of the World Muslim Communities council said that The UAE has provided a pioneering experience in promoting and empowering women in various fields and clarified that multiculturalism in the UAE is a source of social strength.
Al Nuaimi added that the UAE is home to over than 200,000 Nepalese people who are participating in the development process in the country, stressing that our mission is to strengthen the role of women in the world and enable them to achieve sustainable development.
Dr. Mohamed Bechari, Secretary-General of the World Muslim Communities Council, affirmed that the 2015 Constitution contributed to the promotion of cultural and community pluralism in Nepal, stressing that the Republic's experience in promoting the role of women deserves all recognition and respect, adding that the World Muslim Communities Council strengthens the role of the national state in Nepal.
270 figuers, including ministers in Nepal's government and parliament, as well as UN human rights figures and others have participated in the conference, that hosted in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
The conference aims to foster a culture of coexistence in multi-religious and multicultural societies, promote women's participation in the economic and social development of the Republic of Nepal, and highlight Nepal's experience in building a multi-cultural and cohesive society.
This event seeks to establish a partnership between governments, civil society institutions and Islamic centers to protect and immunize the Muslim community from extremism and terrorism, looking ahead the future of Nepalese women and to emphasize their role in the society by highlighting Nepal's 2015 Constitution and its role in the protection of religious and cultural pluralism.
The World Muslim Communities Council is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, and has 60 members. Its secretariat consists of 17 members representing Muslim communities in non-Muslim countries around the world.
The Council aims at increasing the role of Muslim societies and their members in the renaissance of their civil, cultural and economic states, as well as to correct the stereotypical image of Islam and Muslim societies.