International Day of Human Rights Marked [Archives:2001/51/Local News]

December 17 2001

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Human Rights and in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRSC), the Arab Sisters Forum (ASF) and the Human Rights Information & Training Center (HRITC) celebrated on December 11 the International Day for Human Rights under the motto ( War and Peace: Effects of Armed Conflicts on Women).
During the celebration many words were delivered for marking this event by many personalities, including Dr. Wahiba Farea, State Minister of Human Rights, Amal al-Basha, Chairwomen of the ASF, Izzaddin al-Assbahi, Chairman of HRITC and Mr. Jorg Kuntz, Head of the Mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sanaa.
The United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Yemeni Red Crescent Association also took part in the celebration. Some refugees from Sudan and Somalia presented some examples of the sufferings of refugees.