Trained preachers to activate gender and productive health issues [Archives:2006/973/Local News]

August 17 2006

SANA'A,Aug.15 ) A two day course in Sana'a was aimed at preachers to discuss productive health and gender issues from the Islamic perspective.

The course was attended by 25 preachers and arranged by the Women's National Committee (WNC) with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and with cooperation of the Ministry of Religious Endowments. It was part of training courses covering Dhamar, Taiz, Almhwit, Haja, Sana'a, and Hodida.

In the six regions the course reached 150 preachers and religious leaders, according to JICA.

“The aim of this course is to inform the preachers of the problems of productive health in Yemen and gender and how they can activate and handle these issues in their religious speeches to raise the public awareness with such issues,” said Masako Takada