Qatari women have been able to prove their position in the society and participate positively in the economic boom witnessed by the State “thanks to the great support of the wise leadership on the importance of the effective participation of women in all aspects of life,” Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA) board member for International Relations Sheikh Dr Thani bin Ali al-Thani has said.
Sheikh Thani made the statement in light of the recently held seminar titled ‘Women in Alternative Dispute Resolution – Inspiration and Empowerment’ organised by the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF), which also operates in Qatar.
According to Sheikh Thani, “the door is open” for women to enter the field of arbitration, adding that there are leading Qatari female lawyers who are “highly qualified and of high quality.”
“QICCA is ready to provide support for Qatari female arbitrators through training and granting them the opportunity to participate in the arbitration cases that are settled by the centre,” Sheikh Thani stressed.
The event, which was attended by 144 professionals from 34 countries, aims to shed light on the state of representation of women in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), existing programmes and initiatives for recruitment and training to increase diversity in ADR, the career benefits for women pursuing ADR training, and how women can effectively establish themselves in the ADR arena.
ICC YAF is an interactive forum under the aegis of the International Chamber of Commerce for young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under. The committee aims to strengthen ties among younger members of the international arbitration community, provide opportunities to meet and discuss current issues facing the international arbitration practice, and to build a rich international network via the organisation of educational and social events.