Elections Draft Law discussed [Archives:2001/45/Local News]

November 5 2001

The Human Rights Information and Training Center (HRITC) and the Sisters Arab Forum (SAF) last Thursday jointly organized a seminar on the elections draft law currently discussed in Parliament. Chairman of HRITC, Izzaddin al-Asbahi, said the event followed an invitation by the Parliamentary Committee for Human Rights to involve NGOs in discussing the draft law. Participants came out with a number of demands which include supporting women in elections.
Chairwoman of SAF, Amal al-Basha, said NGOs had a chance to enrich discussions and to finalize a joint statement that would enhance democracy and women’s participation in elections.
Among the demands submitted by the participants were allocating constituencies as well as seats for women at the Elections Supreme Committee.
The event was attended by feminists, academics, media representatives, etc.