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Muslim women MPs meet in Indonesia

Sunday January 29, 2012 08:05:47 AM, WAM

Abu Dhabi: Women MPs from over 50 Muslim majority countries took part in a Muslim female parliamentarians conference in Indonesia.

The Federal National Council (FNC) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) led by Sheikha Ali Al Owais also took part in Friday's conference held in Palembang.

The one-day conference was part of meetings of the Parliamentary Union of the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

The conference discussed ways for enhancing the role of women for strengthening democracy in the member states.

It also discussed the role of Islamic organisations and civil society institutions in upholding women's rights as guaranteed by Islam.




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