Society News [Archives:2005/853/Local News]

June 23 2005

In cooperation with the UN Development Program, the National Woman Committee organized on Sunday June 19 a workshop on the enhancement of women's role in achieving the millennium development goals. The workshop aimed at raising awareness of women about the millennium development goals and generalizing them across the country.

A workshop on juvenile and protecting homeless children was concluded Wednesday June 15 in Aden with the participation of 30 participants. The workshop was sponsored by the Social Affairs Office and the Child Care and Protection Association.

The national human rights report was inaugurated on Wednesday June 22 at the Central Organization of Control and Audit.

A training course on mobile devices maintenance wrapped up Monday June 20 in Aden. The course was organized by the Women Association for Sustainable Development, funded by the Yemeni Development Program and attended by 12 participants.

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Health and Population, the field survey results of ophthalmology assessment all over Yemen were announced in Sana'a Wednesday June 22.

A training course for female teachers on methods of teaching the mentally handicapped kids commenced Monday June 20 at the Handicapped Training Center in Hodeida. As many as 25 female teachers took part in the course.

An extensive meeting was held Monday June 20 in Hajjah with the aim to discuss the phenomenon of outlandishness and child trafficking, particularly as Hajjah tops the list of Yemeni governorates with respect to smuggling children to work in Saudi Arabia. The meeting was attended by experts and representatives from the International Immigration Organization and the UNICEF, as well a number of senior Yemeni government officials.

The Tourism and Travel Agencies Association on Monday June 20 elected Hussein al-Sabahi as its president in the presence of over 144 participants from different travel and tourism agencies.