L. Gan, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has reaffirmed that the government’s key policy is to empower and provide women with equal opportunities in political, economic, and social settings.
Speaking at the first session of the third Viavathi Raajje conference held in Gan Island of Laamu Atoll, President Solih stated that the goal of the administration is to increase the number of women in executive roles.
President Solih also noted the gender equality action plan compiled by the administration in an effort to provide equal opportunities for women in all sectors.
President emphasised the administration’s efforts thus far to achieve this goal, stating that women’s involvement in decision-making had increased, with female ministers accounting for 33 percent of the current cabinet.
He noted that the male-female ratio of ambassadors in the Maldives was 50-50, and that allocating one-third of council seats to women resulted in 39.8 percent female representation in the island councils.
President Solih reiterated that the aim is to increase the number of women in positions of leadership and policymaking.
Over 270 individuals are participating in the Viavathi Raajje conference, along with 107 council members and Women’s Development Committee (WDC) representatives.