Conference on women in the Arab world opens in Syria

The first ladies of six Arab states attended the opening of a three-day conference, “Women and Education”, held in Damascus, under the patronage of Asma Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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By  Massoud Derhally Published  February 2, 2003

The first ladies of six Arab states attended the opening of a three-day conference, “Women and Education”, held under the patronage of Asma Assad, wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The forum aims to look at ways that will enable women to enhance their overall development and role in education while looking at the cultural challenges that face women.

The first ladies include Queen Rania of Jordan, Sheikha Sabeeka Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of King of Bahrain, Fatimah Al Bashir wife of the president of Sudan, Andrea Lahoud, wife of the Lebanese president, Suzan Mubarak wife of the Egyptian president, and Bahieh Al Hariri president of the Hariri Foundation.

At least 2,000 delegates attended the conference as well.

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