Omani gets Arab Woman Award 2018 for social development

Energy Saturday 08/December/2018 21:35 PM
By: Times News Service
Omani gets Arab Woman Award 2018 for social development

London: Dr. Sharifa bint Khalfan Al Yahyaei has been bestowed with the Arab Woman Award 2018 by the London Arabia Organisation and Regent’s University, at an event held in the United Kingdom capital.
Dr. Sharifa has been given the award for her work in the field of social development, mainly efforts relating to empowerment of women and families in the Sultanate.
In a statement to Oman News Agency, Dr. Sharifa said that during the Blessed Era of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said all doors have opened for Omani women to participate in the various fields with the laws which guaranteed their rights. Education and training have been made available to women which contributed to their assuming higher positions in the State, thanks to the Royal Vision of His Majesty the Sultan who accorded due care to contribution of women in sustainable development, she added.
She pointed out that the number of women working in the government sector represented 41.5 per cent in 2016, while the percentage in the private civil service sector stood at 47 per cent.