Violence against indigenous women and girls is rooted in racism, marginalization and poverty. It fits within the wider context of the discrimination and exclusion indigenous women and girls often face in all aspects of their life, including in the political, social, economic and cultural spheres.
Qatar has underlined that the elimination of violence against women “is not only important for development, but also for achieving social peace and security and promoting all human rights on an equal footing”.
Speech delivered by Noor Ibrahim al-Sada, Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Office at Geneva, during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as part of the 32nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Qatar National Vision 2030 seeks that women will assume a significant role in all spheres of life, especially through participating in economic and political decision-making.
Al-Sada pointed out that Qatar had developed a roadmap to achieve development which is Qatar National Vision 2030 that highlights various sectoral strategies that give more attention to the empowerment of women and strengthen their capacity; in order to ensure their active participation in all areas.
She noted that the women’s rights in Qatar had witnessed lately a distinct boom, either through enhancing rights which are outlined in the Constitution, or by reviewing some laws in favour of women.