Qatar Made Major Success In Women Empowerment, HE the Prime Minister Says

Doha, October 15 (QNA) – HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani emphasized that Qatar has made a major success in women empowering and expanding their role in developmental schemes.
 Addressing the inaugural session of the  two-day 3rd Qatar International Businesswomen Forum (QIBWF), currently in progress in  Doha and, HE the Prime Minster said in a speech read on behalf of him by HE the Minister of Economy and Finance, Youssuf Hussain Kamal, that Qatar National Vision 2030 plans paid great attention to this development pillar specially the role of women, noting that many projects, included in the National Development Strategy 2011-2016, are all aimed to  provide  modern education opportunities to upgrade women skills and enhance their contribution in all areas most important of which being the “Woman in Leadership” programme which is geared towards increasing women in leadership positions by 30 per cent.
 HE the prime minister and foreign minister pointed out that efforts to hone women skills in various areas through the provision of education and training are reflected in the efforts of HH the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF)  Sheikha Moza bint Nasser in providing the most prestigious education opportunities in the state that resulted in positive developments with regard to the Qatari women’s receiving a developed university education.
 He said that the economic growth has reached record international levels during the past few years, thus provided great opportunities for the growth of the businesswomen’s participation in the economic activity , explaining that the state’s support for businesswomen is continuing through the support of the small and medium-scale projects via Qatar Development Bank (QDB).