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ATP students attend House of Lords in final week of College programme

Students attending the Al-Maktoum College’s Academic Training Programme on Multiculturalism and Leadership (ATP) visited the House of Lords, on Wednesday 27th February.

The visit was organised by Baroness Uddin, Chair of the National Commission on Muslim Women and the driving force behind the ‘Change the script’ campaign which was the subject of the talk, attended by Several honourable guests and parliamentarians including HE Sulieman Al Mazroui, the UAE Ambassador and HE Mr Mirza Al-Sayegh, Chairman of the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education.

During the talk which was sponsored by the Al-Maktoum College, the Baroness described the campaign as a platform for “empowering women by amplifying their voices, presence and experiences”. She went on to say “there are many emerging global uncertainties faced by our generation and inequalities between men and women remain prevalent in all society. It is vital that we work collectively to create necessary solution for a more equal and cohesive world”.

Mr Mirza Al-Sayegh, said the Al-Maktoum College are proud to be supporting the Change the Script campaign and is keen to see it make progress. He went on to say that it is ‘a wonderful opportunity for the visiting female students from the UAE, Egypt and Malaysia who have been in Scotland for the last three weeks to visit the House of Lords and take part in discussing the work of the campaign’.