Published: 2018-09-27 09:02
Last Updated: 2018-09-27 16:32
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah described Arab women as determined during her speech at the IMPACT Summit of HeForShe –an initiative of UN Women– which took place on September 27, 2018 in New York.
As part of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, Her Majesty praised the strength of Arab women who, despite all the challenges they face, have a spirit made of “steel”.
The Queen thanked HeForShe initiative for creating a place for world leaders, influential figures, public-sector officials, private-sector CEOs, organizations’ representatives as well as academics and university presidents to meet, discuss, and share their knowledge in supporting gender equality.
Her Majesty also added that the civil war and armed conflicts have added to the challenges that Arab women generally face. The harsh circumstances of the region have tremendously affected these women, who were subjected to a new “heartbreaking set of hurdles.”
“Empowerment is contagious ... I see it lighting up the faces of our youngest girls … It is what I call ‘the reverse domino effect’: lift up one woman, and she’ll lift up others, who lift up more,” Her Majesty added.
Speakers of the Summit included presidents of Finland, Rwanda, Iceland, and Malawi, as well as actress and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Anne Hathaway, and actor and activist, Winston Duke.
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التمكين معدي – أراه ينير وجوه شاباتنا. وهو ما أسميه تأثير الدومينو العكسي: فعندما ترفع امرأة، بدورها سترفع أخريات معها .. اللاتي سيرفعن نساءا أكثر. من كلمتي اليوم خلال المشاركة في قمة –هي فور شي إمباكت- في نيويورك #الأردن #حب_الأردن #الولايات_المتحدة #نيويورك Empowerment is contagious; I see it lighting up the faces of our youngest girls. It’s what I call ‘the reverse domino effect’: lift up one woman, and she’ll lift up others – From my speech today at the HeForShe IMPACT Summit in New York #HeForShe #Jordan #LoveJO #USA #NewYork