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Oman to mark Women’s Day tomorrow

MUSCAT: The Sultanate of Oman will mark Omani Women’s Day, which falls on October 17 each year, on Monday.

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This year’s celebration, held under the slogan, ‘Women are Partners in Development, comes amid a deepened belief in women’s great role in the renewed Renaissance led by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik who affirmed his keenness that Omani women should get the rights guaranteed by the law since they accepted to become partners in creating an inspiring reality for a brighter future and they are undertaking their roles in various fields to realize the development goals and ends.

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The Honourable Lady, Spouse of the Sultan of Oman, on several occasions, stressed the great efforts made by Omani women and their roles in developing and supporting families and the patriotic, social, and humanitarian contributions made by Omani women in various fields.

According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the number of Omani women holding the General Education Diploma (GED) certificate has reached 313,745, higher education diploma certificate (53,232) and bachelor's degrees and above (152,422).

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The number of Omani women employed by the public sector stands at 89,164 and in the private and domestic sectors (126,737). At present, there are 64 Omani Women’s Associations and 8,483 members. As many as 86,633 Omani women benefit from social insurance, according to the NCSI. — ONA

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