Gender equality is essential for the promotion of human rights; the empowerment of women and girls is an integral aspect of the dynamics of development; and, the voices for women’s empowerment must be heard in every conversation both nationally and internationally.
I commit to undertake the following:
Actively promote women for senior positions in the Maldivian Foreign Service, especially as Ambassadors and Heads of Missions. Support the work of domestic civil society organisations to promote women’s economic and social empowerment.
Ensure gender perspectives in all our UN engagements, especially at the Human Rights Council.