More calls for children’s rights [Archives:2005/829/Local News]

March 31 2005

By Fahmia Al-Fotih
For the Yemen Times

Under the patronage of Mr. Abdualkareem Al-Arhabi, the Minister for Social Affairs and Labor, the deputy of the Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood (HCMC) and the Swedish Organization-Save Children, inaugurated on a national five-day training course for children's rights advocacy.

Ms. Nafesa Al-Jaefi, the secretary general of HCMC, said in a statement to the Yemen Times “today's training course is the result of demands for rehabilitating and training all those people who work in children's rights either in governmental, non-governmental or civil society organizations.”

There were two lecturers from Lebanon, Ms. Rania Fazah and Mr. Nizar Rammal.

The Yemen Times met Ms. Rania Fazah, Arab Resources Collective, who commented that “I have read the Yemeni report on the alternative reports and do contact with Mr. Walid Basheer at the Save Children Sweden.

In Yemen I know that there are some problems regarding violence against children as well as child trafficking.

We believe that education is very important in Yemen and we have to work on this issue.

I think we will be working more with NGOs to know more about the priorities and the needs in this country.”