CAIRO: An international conference to discuss the status of refugees and stateless women in the Arab Region kicked off in Cairo Tuesday with the participation of a number of concerned Arab entities and public figures, Youm7 reported.
Under the title “Refugee and Displaced Women’s issues in the Arab Region: Present and Future,” the two-day conference is organized by the Arab Woman Organization (AWO) in coordination with UN Women; a United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR.)
The participants will review a field study on the status of Arab women and families who were displaced in Arab states with ongoing armed conflicts, according to Youm7, the study is based on intensive inspection visits carried out by AWO members to several refugee camps in four Arab countries; namely Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Egypt.
The conference aims to promote partnerships across humanitarian organizations from the Middle East region and the international humanitarian system in order to tackle the social, political and economic impact of thousands of families displaced in armed conflicts in Arab states.
It also aims to create a platform for dialogue and channel for sharing information between international, regional and local humanitarian organizations.