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Symposium "Working Woman and Means of Empowering Her: Future Visions" Concludes.

Muscat, Nov 26 (ONA) --- The symposium entitled "Working Woman and Means of Empowering Her: Future Visions," was concluded at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel today under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar al-Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service in the presence of a number of undersecretaries and honourable members of the State Council. Implementation of the symposium comes to affirm the importance of the effective role of the working woman and the continuous keenness to appreciate her role in the community, which was affirmed by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in several occasions. Three key themes were discussed during the symposium namely Legislations and Laws, Empowering Woman, Duties and Responsibilities and Social Status, as well as presenting nine working papers. The symposium recommended to view the potential of introducing appropriate institutional frameworks for the working woman that concern with developing the policies and plans targeting to promote her role in a manner that ensures her effective participation in the process of building. It also recommended the importance of benefiting from the cultural and social heritage in enhancing the position of the woman and eliminating barriers and obstacles preventing her empowerment without prejudice to the religious, social and domestic aspects that against customs and values of the community. The symposium also recommended to affirm the importance of the working woman and her contributions in the process of building as considering her a partner with the man in all sites of work and production, in addition to introducing the necessary changes in the legislative, educational, social and economic environments to achieve the maximum levels of woman's participation in the process of development. At the end of the symposium, the chief guest distributed certificates to the participants and organizers, besides various media means.--- Ends/KH

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