HRH: Provide equal opportunities for women

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MUSLIM women can pursue their socio-economic well-being and achieve self-fulfilment as long as it is done within Islamic teachings, said Her Royal Highness Princess Hjh Masna, the Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Speaking at the APEC Women Leadership Forum in Beijing, HRH said providing equal opportunities in education and training would help women reach their full potential, including as professionals and entrepreneurs.

In her address on “Muslim Women in the Economy: Redefining the Model of Inclusion for Muslim Women”, HRH also encouraged continued support from governments and businesses in the Asia-Pacific region to provide a conducive environment for women to become innovators and business leaders. This includes providing financial capital and capacity building.

Her Royal Highness further expressed her appreciation on the efforts of regional and multilateral forums such as ASEAN, APEC, OIC, and UN to empower women through information communications technology.

A press statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Her Royal Highness also attended the closing of the forum yesterday.

On Friday night, Her Royal Highness attended a dinner that was jointly hosted by the forum organiser China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and KG Inc.

Her Royal Highness was accompanied by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Hj Abdul Aziz Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Hj Abu Bakar, the press statement added.

The forum, which carries the theme “Championing Innovation Through Inclusive Leadership”, discussed how to promote new growth strategies that harness women’s talents and innovation.

Participants also looked into ways of creating more female corporate leaders in the region and discuss the challenges faced by women in business.

The Brunei Times