Ayman A. Hussain, member of MQI Scandinavia, Dawood Mehmood, member of MQI UK and Safyah A. Malik, member of MQI UK, participate in the multi-stakeholder hearing under the UN as representatives of Minhaj-ul-Quran International on Tuesday 21st July 2020
Minhaj-ul-Quran International attended and actively participated in the hearing for Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls organised by the UN Women at the United Nations Headquarters (virtual), New York, USA.
MQI has special consultative status within the UN since 2011 and is continuously invited to UN meetings and conferences around the world. Minhaj-ul-Quran representatives, Sister Ayman A. Hussain, member of MQI Scandinavia, Brother Dawood Mehmood, member of MQI UK and Sister Safyah A. Malik, member of MQI UK, actively participated in the Multi-stakeholder hearing as representatives of Minhaj-ul-Quran International on Tuesday 21st July 2020.
The Minhaj-ul-Quran representatives interacted with a variety of diverse changemakers, organisation executives, and dignitaries around the world via the virtual platform provided by the UN, on the topic of protecting and empowering women and young girls worldwide. Current issues, including the Covid-19 pandemic, were discussed regarding how societies and governments are handling the changes relating to this agenda.
The hearing concluded with the closing statement by the President of the General Assembly. Minhaj-ul-Quran International recognises the deep importance of the topics raised by the UN within this hearing, for the empowerment of Women and Young girls around the world and continue to participate in conferences and events by the UN through its special consultative status.