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Asian Women’s Forum in Samarkand to Address Women’s Rights and Empowerment

Samarkand, May 11, 2024, The Europe Today: The forthcoming Asian Women’s Forum, slated for May 13-14 in the historic city of Samarkand, is poised to convene a diverse array of stakeholders to deliberate on the theme of “Regional Approach to Women’s Economic, Social, and Political Rights and Empowerment.” The initiative to reschedule the event was championed by the President of Uzbekistan during the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.

Representatives from various sectors spanning East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia will converge in Samarkand. Notable attendees include female parliamentarians, government leaders, representatives from state institutions and civil society organizations, businesswomen, political scholars, social activists, scientists, and professionals from diverse economic sectors.

The forum will unfold through ten parallel sessions, each dedicated to nuanced discussions encompassing pivotal topics such as women’s participation in science, education, and innovative endeavors, leveraging digital technologies for empowerment, expanding economic opportunities to alleviate poverty within the global economy, fostering entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation among women. Furthermore, the imperative of women’s involvement in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals will be a focal point of deliberation.

The Asian Women’s Forum in Samarkand represents a significant platform for fostering cross-regional dialogue, exchanging best practices, and catalyzing concerted efforts towards advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment across Asia. With a rich tapestry of perspectives and expertise expected to converge, the forum holds promise for generating actionable insights and forging partnerships aimed at driving tangible progress in the realm of women’s rights and socio-economic inclusion.