ALGIERS, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- Algerian Minister of National Solidarity and
Family Affairs Souad Bent Jaballah on Monday called for putting in play woman
role in Arab economic development and facing up to accelerated changes in the
"The profound changes in the Arab world in the recent years, particularly
in the economic domain, highlight the need to tap into all resources including
the potentials of women in order to achieve sustainable development," she said.
Bent Jaballah made the remarks in an opening speech to the fourth Arab
woman conference, being organized here by the Arab Women Organization (AWO)
under the theme of "woman contractors and entrepreneurs."
"The Arab women asserted themselves as efficient contractors and
entrepreneurs and play an indispensable role in key specializations including
high-tech and information-intensive industries," the minister affirmed.
On her part, AWO Director General Wadodah Badran urged the Arab governments
to make better use of women role in economic development.
She set forth a number of obstacles facing the Arab female entrepreneurs
notably the unfavorable cultural stereotypes. (end)
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