The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity’s women initiatives draws awareness to the challenges women are facing in our world today and explore solutions to support women at both the local and international levels.
“While the challenges women face in 2021 are many, the multitude of issues are outnumbered by the brilliant female minds dedicated to finding solutions to overcome them.” – Irina Bokova, first female UNESCO director and member of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity
HCHF Women’s Forum 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 included powerhouse female leaders, experts, and activists: Vice President of Costa Rica Epsy Campbell Barr, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth Noura Al Kaabi, UN Women Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General Phumzi