Tunis: Arab women have become an important partner and participants in the development of many Arab nations, said Her Highness Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation and Chairperson of the Women's General Union, during the opening of the Arab Women Organisation (AWO) conference in Tunisia.

Amr Mousa, Secretary-General of the Arab League, Leila Bint Ali, wife of the Tunisian President and Chairwoman of AWO, and First ladies of the Arab world, were present.

Honest intent

Shaikha Fatima said that this conference embodies the honest intent of linking the issues faced by Arab women with the development process.

Shaikha Fatima stressed that it is important for women to occupy prestigious positions in society to participate in the march of development and growth. She also affirmed that it is important to continue to build the potential and capabilities of Arab women.

"In the UAE, we have placed a national strategy to help and drive women forward, which helped us gain many achievements and benefits. Our march is ongoing, as we are currently initiating a motherhood and childhood national strategy to complete aspects of development," Shaikha Fatima said.