OIC Discusses Strengthening Cooperation with US in Areas of Women Empowerment

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A delegation from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Department of Social and Cultural Affairs, led by Assistant Secretary General Tarig Ali Bakheet had a virtual with Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the US Department of State Kelley E. Currie.

The meeting exchanged views on plans and achievements in areas of women empowerment with a focus on issues relevant to women’s involvement in peace and security, the role of women in countering violent extremism, combating gender-based violence, combating violence against Muslim Minority Women in non- OIC Member States, as well as women’s global development and prosperity.

The OIC Delegation briefed Ambassador Currie on the programs and strategies of the Organization to empower women and improve their political, social, economic and health status, especially within the framework of the OIC Plan of Action for the Advancement of Women (OPAAW) and the OIC Women Development Organization.

Ambassador Currie expressed appreciation for the efforts by the OIC General Secretariat in cooperation with the relevant OIC institutions in developing strategies, programs and activities to enhance women development and active participation in all fields in OIC Member States.