Mauritania will continue to empower women in all arenas as an absolute necessity

Through national policies, Mauritania has sought to empower women in all arenas and positions of leadership, including in legislative, judicial and executive institutions, as well as political parties, civil society organizations, military and security agencies, and businesses. Women have become influential actors who cannot be bypassed in national life. Mauritania remains committed to gender equality as an absolute necessity that it will continue to work to achieve. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz said: “One cannot imagine the achievement of any development that excludes the active participation of women and their contribution to the progress of [humankind].” [Speech]