Women play a role
in changes in the Islamic world
Doha, 3 April (AKI - from Ahmad Rafat)
- Women are playing an important role in social and economic change in the
Islamic world, according to a leading female academic.
Behjat Al Yousefi,
associate director of the United Arab Emirates' Women's College for
Communication Techonology, said technological
breakthroughs were helping women to advance.
"Women have always had a role, wherever or no matter what," Al Yousefi told Adnkronos
International (AKI) .
"Woman always have a role because like me, they are mothers, sisters, or
mothers and above all because they have always been in the workforce decisive
in every stage of social and economic progress," Al Yousefi
Al-Yousefi was attending the three-day 'knowledge
parks' conference organised by the Qatar Foundation,
the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology and UNESCO, in
Qatar this week.
The Qatar Foundation is led by Sahiekha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned,
wife of the country's emir and many women from Arab, Asian and African
countries attended the conference. Four young entrepreneurs from the
communications technology sector received awards at the conference.
"Technology enables women today to reach their objectives with ease, and
any woman who comes to grips with new technology will have little difficulty in
demonstrating their expertise."