2020 SECOND TRAINING PROGRAMME

The second round of the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Women, Peace, and Security Initiative training kicked off in January 2020 with 223 women from 11 African, Asian, and Arab countries. Several cadets who joined this round of training had previously served in their countries’ national military or police services and thus had prior training. The countries included Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Jordan, Mauritania, Pakistan, Senegal, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Military and peacekeeping training modules were delivered at the Khawla bint Al Azwar Military School, the region’s first women’s military college established in 1990.

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2019 FIRST TRAINING PROGRAMME

The first round of the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Women, Peace and Security Initiative kicked off in January 2019. 134 women from seven Arab countries participated in a ground-breaking initiative to increase women’s participation in peace and security efforts. The countries included Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

The Khawla bint Al Azwar Military School, the region’s first women’s military college established in 1990, hosted the training programme, which ran for 15 weeks. The training programme comprised a three month basic military training followed by two weeks of peacekeeping training.

The cadets graduated after completing the training course in April 2019. The ceremony was attended by Major General Abduallah Al Hashemi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Support Services at the Ministry of Defence; Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General, and; Dr. Mouza Al Shehhi, Director of the UN Women Liaison Office for the GCC.

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