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ABIC's key mandates are training women for political leadership, peace building, mediation and negotiation skills. Also a thematic focus was climate change about which the Colloquium produced a Call To Action. Through its work, ABIC is expected to work towards qualifying for and become one of the operational centers of the United Nations University system within five years of its establishment.
Imman AbuElhula and Hussun Fahamne suffer from double discrimination. First, as Muslims in a state dominated by a mostly unwelcoming Jewish majority, and second, as women in a patriarchal and chauvinistic Arab society. But, like many young Israeli Arab women, Imman and Hussun are challenging social boundaries.
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Women's empowerment is possible only if state administrators implement the policies framed by the central government, K.G. Balakrishnan, National Human Rights Commission chairperson said Tuesday.
"Though the policies framed by the central government aims at empowering women, the delay and sometimes the non-implementation of the policies in states becomes a barrier in their empowerment," he said.
Ninety years after the 19th Amendment enshrined women's right to political participation in the US Constitution, women may be having one of their most influential years yet in American politics, analysts say.