Training Workshop on Women Rights [Archives:2001/32/Local News]

August 6 2001

For the first time in Yemen, a workshop on detecting, investigating, documenting and drafting the shadow report concerning women rights will be held from August 8 to August 16 in Sana’a. The workshop is organized by the Women Gathering for Studies & Training in coordination with the Britain-based humanitarian organization Oxfam at the Businesswomen Club in Sana’a.
Over 25 participants from the different governorates of the Republic will take part in this 8-day workshop. The participants will be trained on drafting a shadow report on the women’s situation in Yemen, similar to the report prepared by the government and to be presented by the Government of Yemen to a UN committee in 2004.
It is worth mentioning that the Women Gathering for Studies & Training is the first local non-governmental organization (NGO) to set up and supervise such a course. In addition, a committee, to be elected by the workshop’s participants, will hold periodic meetings in order to compose a draft of the shadow report which will be presented later on to the UN in 2004. The Women Gathering for Studies & Training will directly supervises the committee and the process which will end up with the submission of the report to the UN.