The 2nd China-Arab Women's Forum

Author:Ye Shan September 25, 2017
The 2nd China-Arab Women's Forum

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To implement the 2016-2018 Action Plan of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum and to promote women's communications and cooperation under the new circumstance, the 2nd China-Arab Women's Forum was successfully held in China.

Dates: September 19-20
Place: Beijing        
Number of Participants: 150+ 
From: 18 countries & LAS

Grand Reunion

The 2nd China-Arab Women's Forum, highlighting the theme of "Gathering Women's Force, Building the Silk Road," convened on the morning of September 19 at Beijing International Hotel.

Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and President of the ACWF:
"Let us join hands to promote the 'Silk Road Spirit,' gather women's force, strengthen people-to-people bond and enhance communications and cooperation. Let us make efforts together for the Chinese Dream and the prosperity of Arabian countries, and to create a 'Community of Shared Destiny' and promote world peace and development."

Song Xiuyan, Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF:
"Women's exchange and cooperation represent an indispensable component of people-to-people communications under the Belt and Road Initiative. The convening of this Forum is in accordance with Chinese and Arabian people's wishes for frank dialogue. The Forum establishes a broader platform for enhancing mutual learning between Chinese and Arabian women."

Opening Ceremony

Zhang Ming, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, China

Jean Oghassabian, Minister for Women's Affairs, Lebanon

Falema Al Mehrzi, Women's Union, UAE

Enas Sayed Mekkawy, Director-General of Women, Family & Children, LAS


Women's Empowerment and Policy Support

Empowering women and promoting women's full participation in socioeconomic development on an equal footing are the only way to achieve sustainable human development and prosperity.

Zhang Xiaolan, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, delivers a speech during the First Plenary Session and introduces great achievements of Chinese women's development.

Mu Hong, Director-General of the Liaison Department of the ACWF, chairs the First Plenary Session.

Sharing Policies and Achievements

Lebanon: Make State strategy to achieve gender equality

Egypt: Take various measures to guarantee women's rights in all fields

Jordan: Women play important roles in different sectors of society

Iraq: Call for women's higher participation in cabinet

Oman: Women make great progress in both home and abroad

Algeria: Raise women's status and strengthen women's roles in society

Morocco: Implement the government's gender equality plan

Women's Contributions to Building the Belt and Road

As an important driving force for socioeconomic development, women should play their roles in building the Belt and Road and sustainable development and interconnection in all countries.

Representative of Kuwait chairs the Second Plenary Session

Women and B&R Initiative

Xinjiang Women's Federation: 11 million local women work diligently at their posts

Lebanon: More women to realize dreams under B&R Initiative

Saudi Arabia: Enhance women's contributions to development of economy and thoughts

Sudan: Women's organizations' exchange supports B&R Initiative

Somalia: Women with rights for development are pillars for urban development

Oman: Women play well their roles in society and B&R Initiative

CAWE: Chinese, Arabian women have wisdom for building the Silk Road in 21st Century

Women and Cultural Inheritance

The culture needs innovative and creative transformation, and women of China and Arab countries should also further promote cultural inheritance and integration.

Representative of Jordan chairs the Third Plenary Session

Sharing Good Practices

Beijing Women's Federation
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Friendly Exchanges

The Forum successfully concludes.

A Wonderful Night

Participants to the Forum learn about Chinese women's development in an all-round way.

Watching the Photo Exhibition of Chinese Women's Achievements

Smart City IoT presentation at Huawei's exhibition center in Beijing
Experience traditional crafts making at EVE Group

The Forum's fruitful achievements open a new chapter of friendship between Chinese and Arabian women!

Co-produced by
Liaison Department, ACWF
Network Information Publicity Center, ACWF

(Women of China)


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