OIC advisory committee on women meets

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Jeddah

The advisory committee on women of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held its fifth meeting at the OIC General Secretariat’s headquarters in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The two-day meeting started with a statement delivered by the committee’s chairperson, Helen Mary Laurence Elbodo Marshal, Minister of Women’s Affairs, National Solidarity and Humanitarian Action in the Republic of Burkina Faso, concurrently chairperson of the seventh session of the ministerial conference on women in the OIC Member States.
Minister Helen noted in her statement the tangible progress achieved in the area of women’s empowerment in the OIC member states, with some states having boosted legislations in a way that is conducive to the promotion of women’s role and empowerment.—PR