Civil Society Organizations discusses economic, social and cultural rights [Archives:2007/1035/Local News]

March 22 2007

SANA'A, March 21 ) The Human Rights Information & Training Centre (HRITC) in collaboration with Amnesty International organisation, launched the first training workshop about economic, social and cultural rights for non-governmental organisations (NGo) in Yemen on Wednesday 21 March at the Taj Sheba hotel for two days.

About 30 participants from Sana`a, Taiz, Aden and Al-Hodida attended, representing different social and human rights organisations. Some activists participated in training courses on how to assist the marginalised and poor in improving their quality of life in Yemen. Aze Al-Dan Al- Asbahi the chief of the Human Rights Information & Training Center (HRITC) said that the workshop is intended to facilitate co-operation between small local organisations and international organisations such as Amnesty International. “Most participants in the workshops are interested in political matters so we have arranged for the workshop to spot light developing organisations and measures to increase their effectiveness the society