Rural woman human rights program launched [Archives:2005/864/Culture]

August 1 2005

Hassan Al-Zaidi
The Support for Woman Issues Organization and Democratization Support Organization held last Monday a training course involving 30 participants to mark the launch the “Rural Woman's Human Rights and Economic Enabling” program.

The program is being implemented in seven districts from four provinces: Jawf, Amran, Sa'adah, and Dhamar.

The participants are woman societies' officers as well as secretary generals of local councils in the concerned districts.

The three-day training focused on certain themes such as secretarial assignments, filing, using computer and drafting projects.

Some sixty thousand dollars are funded by the French Social Fund, said Abdul-Majid al-Fahd.

Deputy French Ambassador had delivered a speech at the opening ceremony stressing that decentralization should be boosted.

“We should build local capacities because development can go from bottom upwards. The French Fund constantly tries to improve Yemeni women's education,” he added.