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Women’s representation in decision-making positions in governments and their contribution in public life 17 Feb 2020 Madinat Jumairah Dubai

Summary

Dubai Women Establishment

PRESENTATION

Women’s representation in decision- making positions in governments and their contribution in public life.

Reem Alnuaimi

Emirates Youth Council member

DISCUSSION

  • What does gender equality mean ? Is it defined by granting equal rights and access to opportunities? Or does it encompass more?
  • What are the implications of having gender equality quotas? Do you think they work in favor of women?
  • what do you think are the means to boost women’s representation in governments and narrow the gender gap in political leadership?
  • What is the role of youth, in particular young men, in accelerating progress towards gender equality?

Solutions

  • Highlighting the role of youth in accelerating progress towards achieving greater gender balance, and their contribution to boost women’s political leadership.
  • Gender shouldn’t be a factor in whether or not a person can be a great leader — a person’s leadership abilities should depend on their individual strengths and personality traits.

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