OIC Secretary General calls for intensified efforts to support girls

  • Thursday 12, October 2017 in 11:26 AM
Sharjah 24 – SPA: Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), called upon Member States, relevant OIC organs, and civil society organisations to intensify their efforts to support girls' education.
He asserted that this is the only way to empower them, improve their status, ensure their participation in the development of their respective societies, and activate their role to be able to take responsibility of future generations.

He also called for cooperation among international, regional and civil society organisations in OIC Member States to monitor, analyze, and propose solutions to the challenges faced by girls and women in general, especially those living in conflict and crisis areas or under occupation.

This comes as part of the international community's celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October each year since 2012.