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Jeddah to host conference on women in conflict areas

Roshid Jan, a Rohingya refugee who said she is not sure about her age, cries holding her son Muhammad Gyab at their shelter at the camp for widows and orphans inside the Balukhali camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, in this December 5, 2017 photo. (REUTERS)
JEDDAH: Difficulties faced by women in areas of conflict will be the focus of a major conference in Jeddah on Monday.
It will take place at the invitation of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in coordination with Turkey’s Ministry of Family and Social Policy.
The conference will address the challenges faced in the process of empowering women in OIC member states, especially in areas of conflict and under occupation.
It will also consider ways to strengthen coordination between parties tasked with empowering women.

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