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HCHF Women’s Forum 2021

For World Peace and Living Together.

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March 8, 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity hosted its first annual Women’s Forum on March 8, 2021 – bringing together powerful female leaders, officials, and activists for a virtual discussion focusing on “Hopes and Challenges in a Post-COVID era.” The March 8th forum focused on how the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated and increased the challenges women face around the globe, from vulnerable refugees to working mothers.

SPEAKERS

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Epsy Campbell Barr

Vice President of Costa Rica

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Noura Al Kaabi

UAE Minister of Culture and Youth

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Phumzile Mlambo Ngucka

UN Women Executive Director

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Irina Bokova

former Director-General of UNESCO

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Natalia Kanem

UNFPA Executive Director

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Susan Esserman

Director of the University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

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Azza Karam

Secretary-General of Religions for Peace

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Latifa Ibn Ziaten

2021 recipient of the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity

AGENDA

6.00 PM – 6.10 PM

Forum Open & Welcome Remarks

Irina Bokova

6.15 PM – 6.50 PM

Confronting women’s challenges in a COVID-19 era

Epsy Campbell Barr, Noura Al Kaabi, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Irina Bokova

6.50 PM – 7.00 PM

Q&A

7.00 PM – 7.35 PM

Strengthening coexistence and cooperation amid the COVID crisis

Latifa Ibn Ziaten, Azza Karam

7.35 PM – 7.45 PM

Q&A

7.50 PM – 8.00 PM

Forum Close

Judge Mohamed Abdulsalam

Video gallery

 

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