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Doha: The Women Pioneers in Law Conference has reviewed contribution of women in law sector of Qatar and other GCC countries and Middle East.
The conference also focused on laws dealing with women's right at work and the legislative measures taken by Qatar to protect women's rights at work.
Under the auspices of Minister of Social Development and Family H E Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser Al Misnad, the conference was held yesterday in Doha to celebrate International Women's Day.
The event was held in cooperation with the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and Qatar Lawyers Association. Dar Al Sharq Group was media partner of the conference.
The conference aimed at highlighting prominent women in the law sector in general and in the legal profession in particular in Qatar and the Arab region and to promote work practices and cultures in the various legal professions.
H E Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al Kuwari
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee H E Dr. Mohammed bin Saif Al Kuwari said that this conference sheds light on one of the most important pillars of sustainable development, which is women's empowerment especially in the legal sector.
He noted that the conference within the framework of the annual celebration of“International Women's Day”, an occasion that expresses the appreciation of the international community for the efforts of women in achieving progress and sustainable development in their society.
“It also comes to activate the memorandum of cooperation between NHRC and the Ministry of Social Development and Family, which was signed last month,” said Al Kuwari.
He said that the memorandum aims to develop and deepen cooperation between the two sides enhancing awareness activities, social work and those issues related to women and children in Qatar.
“Qatari women have assumed a distinguished position in all fields, especially in the legal sector, which confirms the state's increasing interest in promoting and protecting women's rights,” said Al Kuwari.
He said that Qatar paid special attention to safeguarding women's rights at the forefront of its national strategies and the Qatar National Vision 2030, which reflects national aspirations and development priorities.
Sheikh Thani bin Ali Al Thani
Vice President of the Qatar Lawyers Association Sheikh Thani bin Ali Al Thani said that the conference aimed at highlighting the achievements of Qatari women in the field of law and the legal profession.
He added that among the 250 Qatari lawyers registered in Qatar, about 10 percent of them are women, and some of them are running famous law firms, and this reflects the women's renaissance in the legal sector of Qatar.
“Women enjoy an advanced position in Qatar, and this advanced status is the result of a civilised society that provided all support and protection to women and opened all doors for them to study, work, and professional and family advancement, said Sheikh Thani. A prominent Lawyer Zainab Muhammad reviewed Qatari laws and legislations related to women's right to work.
Heba Hassan Al Talis, a human rights researcher at NHRC, presented a paper on the state's development plans to encourage women's work and their right to work through the efforts of the National Human Rights Committee.