Symposium on women’s rights in Islam [Archives:2004/781/Local News]

October 14 2004

Aden Bureau
The Woman Forum for Studies and Training (WFST) organized, on Sunday 11th October, a symposium on women's rights in Islam, in collaboration with the G.T.Z Organization.
Some 30 female and male participants from different governmental and non-governmental establishments participated in the symposium. The meeting aimed to provide participants with training previously planned by the Forum to be run between January and November 2004 in six Yemeni provinces. The forum aimed at spreading awareness about women rights and improving their education and abilities, so as to enjoy their rights as Islam indicated.
Additionally, the symposium also covered combating violence against women, cooperation with lawyers and legal specialists, and defending and standing by victims through the joint efforts between movements and organizations advocating women rights.
The stance of Islam toward the violence against women was clarified in the symposium, which was attended by Mrs. Su'ad Al-Qadasi, Director of the WFST, Mesk Al-Junaid, Coordinator of the program and a number of specialists in women's issues.