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Annual Session of the Crans Montana Forum

The Annual Session of the Crans Montana Forum took place at the headquarters of the Islamic Science and Culture organisation in Rabat (19-21 June).

 

Speaking at the Opening Session of this Forum were Silvana, Blaise Compaoré, President of the Republic of Burkina Faso; Filip Vujanovic, President of the Republic of Montenegro; Pierre Nkurunziza, President of the Republic of Burundi; Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta; Gordon Darcy Lilo, Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands and Roger Kolo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Madagascar.

 

The WIP Plenary Session “The impact of Women in Parliaments in Islamic Society” on 21 June, which was chaired by Silvana, addressed the political empowerment of female MPs in Islamic countries and their impact in the Islamic society, with the following speakers: Svetlana Vujanovic, First Lady of Montenegro; Princess Rachael Yisa, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender Affairs Niger State, Nigeria; Margaret Mensah-Williams, Vice President of IPU Women’s Coordinating Committee; Linda Tsen Thau Lin, MP of the Parliament of Malaysia; Laila Miyara, Chair of the Association des Femmes Entrepreneurs du Maroc and Kedija Belhadi, Founder and President of the Association of Women.