Anti-violence workshop concluded [Archives:2004/724/Local News]

March 25 2004

On Thursday 25 March 2004, at the Women Union Headquarter in Aden, the Workshop on Violence against Women was concluded. The workshop organized by British Oxfam in cooperation with heads of police stations, and the Prosecution and Judiciary Offices, aimed to increase legal awareness to combat violence against women. The two-day workshop resulted in a number of recommendations and suggestions confirming the importance of supporting women's issues and continued contact and coordination to resolve this problem through laying down working and coordination mechanisms among the related authorities.
The workshop recommended not to imprison women on the basis of suspicions or to inflict more sufferings on accused women, the importance of supervising women's jails by professional women police, activating the role of women in police stations and the presence of women social workers at police stations.