Her Excellency Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, called on the international community to continue efforts to raise awareness and enlightenment of the importance of women’s participation in the judiciary, and to implement the principle and standards of transparency to ensure non-discrimination between the sexes, in respect and application of the relevant international constitutions, laws and treaties.
This came in a speech delivered by Her Excellency at a conference "Arab women in the judiciary: achievements and challenges" Organized by the International Center for Human Sciences at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in cooperation with the College of Law at Qatar University, on the occasion of International Women’s Day and International Women’s Day.
Her Excellency Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani praised the constructive institutional partnership through which the conference was organized, which comes in celebration of these two high-profile occasions that are linked to achievements that represent a source of pride for the State of Qatar, represented by the International Day of Women Judges initiative launched by the State of Qatar at the second high-level meeting of the network. Global Judicial Integrity Committee, during the period from 25 to 27 February 2020 in Doha.
She indicated that the initiative was sponsored and approved as a UN resolution at the level of the United Nations General Assembly, with the initiative and efforts of the State of Qatar, where the permanent delegation in New York drafted the draft resolution and mobilized the necessary international support for it, so it was approved and issued under No. 75/274 in April 2021, representing a victory. Historically for women globally, saying "The resolution, which was adopted on March 10 of each year to celebrate female judges worldwide, confirms in its meaning and text the importance of women’s participation in public institutions, especially in the judiciary.".
HE the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations expressed her pleasure at the title of the regional conference "Arab women in the judiciary: achievements and challenges" The title is positive, celebrates and documents the struggles and achievements of Arab women in the field of justice, and looks forward to facing challenges in order to achieve more achievements and gains for the benefit of Arab women and Arab societies. The progress and development of women is a necessary condition for the progress, development and prosperity of all societies.
Her Excellency also pointed out that Arab women have achieved many achievements and gains in the judiciary, explaining that "Since 1961, the date of the appointment of the first female judge in Morocco, there has been a general positive trend in women’s access to the judiciary in the Arab world from the ocean to the Gulf, and even at the level of international judicial and judicial institutions.".
She referred to the achievements of the State of Qatar in the field of empowering women, caring for their rights, and equality between them and men, pointing out that the Qatari constitution and law fully guarantee justice and equality among all citizens, without discrimination under any consideration or background whatsoever.
Her Excellency Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, mentioned the effective role played by the wise leadership of the State of Qatar, represented by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in the context of encouraging women and girls, and opening opportunities for them. In the fields of public life, jobs and entrepreneurship in all fields, including the judicial field.
Her Excellency greeted the generation of pioneers in the judiciary of Qatari women, especially Dr. Hessa Al-Sulaiti, a graduate of the Faculty of Law at Qatar University, and the first female judge in the State of Qatar, who was appointed by an Emiri decree in 2010, stressing that her experience inspired many women and girls to enter the field of justice. In Qatar, he called on young Qatari female jurists and law students to take the initiative, especially since the future and opportunities are open to them, as the State of Qatar is working resolutely to raise the proportion of women in the judiciary to 30% by 2030, according to the country’s national vision.
Her Excellency stressed that the issue of women’s empowerment in the judiciary must remain a constant item in the priority list, as equality in participation, inclusive institutions, and gender justice are the pillars of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan, praising women judges, who called on them to make more efforts. in "networking"And weave effective relationships and partnerships among them through professional associations to raise capabilities and professional development, in addition to assisting and guiding young women lawyers who wish to join the field of justice.
HE Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, said, at the end of her speech, that "The most important commandment that I can give to the daughters of my country is the need to show initiative, responsibility, ambition, will, patience, and positivity.. The opportunities are great, and the future is bright and promising.. The State of Qatar has no ceiling or limits to its ambition, especially since we are organizing the unique and unprecedented edition of the World Cup FIFA,Football,Soccer,Football,Soccer Qatar 2022 is special evidence in this context".
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