The League of Arab States is an intergovernmental regional organization that aims to consolidate the relationships between Member States and coordinate between their political, economic, security, social and cultural plans. The League of Arab States is highly committed to women’s issues and is taking all measures in order to promote women and girls status in the Arab region.
In September 1971, the Arab League Council of Foreign Ministers has adopted the resolution 2828, to establish the Arab Women Commission as a competent technical commission that brings together members states from all the Arab Countries. In 1984, the establishment of the Women and Family Department at the League of Arab States has highly impacted the coordination efforts of the national machineries on advancing the Arab collaboration on promoting women status in the region.
Serving as the technical body to the Arab Women Commission, The Women, Family and Childhood Department at the League of Arab States is instrumental in promoting women status in the Arab Region, enhancing their rights and advancing gender equality through programmes and strategies to ensure women political and economic empowerment, their protection from gender based violence and in conflict, post conflict situations. The Women, Family and Childhood Department has a leading role on monitoring the progress and the implementation of international instruments and standards on women's human rights and gender equality in the Arab Region.