OIC okays plan for uplift of women

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Ankara—At the end of a two-day workshop on the “The role of women in the development of OIC member states” participants adopted a set of recommendations for effective implementation of theOIC Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women (OPAAW).
The workshop was organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)and Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of OIC, on 3-4 October 2016 in Ankara, Turkey. It heard from representatives of OIC member states, OIC institutions and NGOs concerned with women issues on the conditions of women in the OIC member states and how to improve their status and overcome the challenges in enabling women politically, economically and socially.
The participants invited OIC Member States to identify focal points at the institutions in charge of women affairs or in line with their national mechanisms; develop guidelines; and build capacity for effective implementation of the OPAAW document, which was updated from its 2008 version.
They also called for establishing a framework for OIC cooperation with nongovernmental organizations and civil society institutions related to women and the family in accordance with the OIC rules and regulations. In order to enhance cooperation, collaboration and awareness, the workshop called for considering the establishment of an OIC Women Media Monitoring Centre.—Email