Kobaissy also criticized the march organized by the NAWF for Thursday to take place between the Four Seasons hotel and Downtown Beirut, until the title "Sawa, Sawa.
However Lamees Dhaif, a Bahraini journalist and activist, said events like NAWF were vital to maintain links in women's movement across the region.
Kicking off the forum earlier, caretaker Education Minister Bahia Hariri said NAWF
, organized by the Arab League, women's magazine Al-Hasnaa and Al-Iktissad Wal Aamal Group, embodied "the pillars of rebirth to which the Arab countries and the Arab nation aspire today.
The speakers announced that the first day of the NAWF
conference will focus on the role of women in politics and their relationship with the media and discuss how best the powerful tool can be taken advantage of.
The purpose of NAWF
is to create an open and honest environment in which to discuss the political, economical, social and cultural situations of the Arab woman in today's changing world.