Family & society training course underway [Archives:2003/653/Local News]

July 24 2003

SANA'A_ Organized by the International Institute for Islam Studies in the Modern Era and in cooperation with the Civil Society Forum, the first society and family human rights-related training course concluded its activities in Sana'a Monday July 24.
This training course will be followed by two other courses where 60 participants from Tazi, Aden, Hadhramout, Abyan, Hodiedah, and Ibb are to take part.
The second training course is to be held in Taiz on July 26-29 while the third one is due in Aden from July 31 to August 4.
About 30 participants representing a number of vocational and social sectors have taken part in the training course.
The course which started on July 21 has focused on a number of vital aspects pertaining to women and child human rights.
Through delivering lectures, holding training sessions and workshops, the training course aimed basically at exchanging opinions, ideas and practical experiences on how to apply the best ways and means with the view of raising human rights awareness in order to be effective in family relations and community.
The training course also aims at providing the participants with necessary knowledge and information on international criteria for human rights along with exchanging experiences in this regard.
It also aims at steering participants towards building woman's capacities in the context of human rights demands through correct tackling and continuous review of the dominant traditional notions and the cultural and social institutions which have links and strong impact on family..
The course is also meant to reactivate experiences with regard to the nature of different forms of prevalent family relations and the Yemeni society which has in turn negative effects on human rights in general and woman and child in particular.