Posted on May 09, 2016

Qatar Together Youth initiative in collaboration with the Qatar Professional Women’s Network (QPWN) recently launched the ‘We Can Do It’ Campaign’ - Qatar edition, at the Museum of Islamic Art. .    

The launch event in Qatar included a screening of the inspirational documentary ‘We Can Do It’, which features 130 women from the region over a three month period and highlights their conviction to bring about positive change in their communities, their views on gender equity and the role Arab women play for national progress and development. The documentary can be viewed on youtube: http://www.weoritu.org/new-page-2.

The special screening was followed by a panel discussion with leading women professionals from diverse business sectors in Qatar the panel was lead by Maryam Alsubaiey, one of the founding members of Qatar Together and also a participant in We Can Do It campaign  and included CEO of Doha Film Institute Fatma Al Remaihi, Psychologist Ameera Alishaq, TV Presenter Hanan Alemadi  and Khadeeja Buheleka, Fashion Designer and Social Entrepreneur, who shared insights about their careers, their passion and commitment to contribute to Qatar’s progress and their hopes from the youth and the next generation.

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The panel was moderated by Maryam Al Subaiey, one of the founding members of Qatar Together and a participant in the We Can Do It Campaign. The ‘We Can Do It’ campaign was globally released on November 14th, 2015. The launch event took place in Kuwait City at Shaheed Park. It marked the commencement of the campaign video of more than 130 women achievers from the GCC region voicing their insights for future generations on YouTube.

The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness about accomplished women in the region and to bring the community closer to one another. It aims to spark a global movement of women voicing their thoughts and sharing their dreams to help inspire future generations, and to create encouraging vibes around the globe using the hashtag #WeCanDoIt!. We are igniting the movement through our paintbrush which symbolizes a torch for women around the world to work together in creating a better future!

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The Qatar edition of the event was organized by Qatar Together initiative. Qatar Together aims to promote values of a developed civil society and encourages young Qataris to contribute to achieving the 2030 vision. They host various talks and workshops where they link young people with officials in various fields to engage in discussions about social and developmental issues. Qatar Together collaborated with QPWN for the first time to attract non-Arabic speakers to the event in order to engage in a discussion with expatriates about women in the Arabian Gulf.

QPWN - Qatar Professional Womens Network - was established in 2010 and aims to promote Qatari and expat women working together to enhance cross cultural understanding; career and personal development and opportunities for growth and outreach. Monthly networking meetings with guest speakers, a “Newbie” programme, a mentoring programme and numerous partner events are part of the rich and diverse annual programme.

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