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Posted On: 9 July 2009 08:39 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

80pc students at Qatar University last year were females: Report

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Qatari female students at Qatar University represent 80 percent in the academic year 2007-2008, according to report issued by the Permanent Population Committee (PPC). Compared to the region and the world the figure is quite high, indicating that a bright future is ahead for Qatari women. The participation of women in the economy represents 35 percent of the total participation. The above achievements are outcome of Qatar’s efforts to provide word-class education for all, on one hand, and its eagerness to support the participation and integration of women in the various areas of biotechnology while promoting their role in the society’s public life, on the other hand, says the report. The report was issued on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the World Population Day. Qatar and the world are observing the Day in July 11 under the theme is “In response to the economic crisis: Investing in women is the smartest choice”. It aims to reviewing the gender’s issues and women’s empowerment as leading mechanisms to overcome the global economic crisis. The Population Day was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1998. Qatar has made remarkable progress to ensure a safer life for women before, during and after childbirth. Compared to most countries of the world, the maternal mortality rates during pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium have registered an obvious decline. This decline was due to the comprehensiveness of medical services provided to pregnant women, such as, medical test and vaccinations, and especially the monitoring of childbirth by qualified technical staff from relevant medical institutions. Women in the State of Qatar benefit from skilled staff aid at delivery.