Regional Conference on “Aging Arab Women: Myths, Facts and Implications”

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 6 February 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 7 February 2018 - 3:00pm
Where: 
Tunisia, Tunis
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Contact: 
Jana El-Baba, j.el-baba@unesco.org

The Conference aims at bringing together all those concerned to explore various ethical and practical issues related to aging Arab women.

It has the following specific objectives:

1. Present myths of how Arab aging women are portrayed in the Arab region from different perspectives: art, religion, culture, law, and ethics among others.
2. Unravel facts behind the portrayal of aging Arab women in the Arab world.

The conference will result in a set of recommendations for tackling and improving the present situation by various stakeholders.

Aging is an emerging social transformation that has not been well studied in the Arab region. In particular, there are multiple myths surrounding the portrayal of aging Arab women in various spheres, including art, religion, culture, law, and ethics. How are Aging Arab women portrayed in the Arab region? What are the facts supporting such portrayal, and which are the myths? What are the implications and how can they be addressed?

To respond to these questions, the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program at the American University of Beirut’s Faculty of Medicine – Medical Center (AUBFM-MC), in collaboration with the Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Politiques et Sociales de Tunis, UNESCO Cairo Office, BiNWIAR, and Institut Pasteur de Tunis, will devote a regional conference to the topic of “Aging Arab Women: Myths, Facts and Implications”.