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‘Perspectives on Gender Equality’ Symposium

Soroptimist Kuwait held a symposium titled ‘Perspectives on Gender Equality’ last month. The event was organized under the Patronage of H.E. Hend Al-Subaih, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Minister of State for Economic Affairs at the National Library of Kuwait.

Her Excellency Hind Al Subaih with Soroptimist Kuwait Members

The ‘Perspectives on Gender Equality’ Symposium discussed local and international implications of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with regard to women and girls.  The three goals underpinning the event were: ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages; working to achieve gender equality and empowering women and girls of all ages; and promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

Soroptimist is a worldwide service organization for women with general consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), as well as official relations with several UN agencies and technical bodies. The Kuwait chapter of the organization was chartered in October 2015, with the aim of bringing people together to work towards educating, empowering, and enabling opportunities for women and girls.