GA President pushes for women’s public participation in the Middle East

United Nations General Assembly President Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa says that for gender equality to become a reality in the Middle East, more women must take leadership positions in the public sphere.

“The Middle East is a vast, diverse region and the status of women varies significantly from one country to the other…Women in some parts of the region still face multi-layered discrimination that is deep-rooted in our legal framework, culture and educational system.”