Civil Society Organizations discusses economic, social and cultural rights ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Yemen Times SANA'A, March 21 -- The Human Rights Information & Training Centre (HRITC) in collaboration with Amnesty International launched the first training workshop about economic, social and cultural rights for non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Yemen on Wednesday 21 March at the Taj Sheba hotel for two days. About 30 participants from Sana`a, Taiz, Aden and Al-Hodida attended, representing different social and human rights organisations. Some activists participated in training courses on how to assist the marginalised and poor in improving their quality of life in Yemen. Aze Al-Dan Al- Asbahi the chief of the Human Rights Information & Training Center (HRITC) said that the workshop is intended to facilitate co-operation between small local organisations and international organisations such as Amnesty International. "Most participants in the workshops are interested in political matters so we have arranged for the workshop to spot light developing organisations and measures to increase their effectiveness the society," said Al- Asbahi. The regional coordinator for the Amnesty International, Ahmad Karauad stated that Amnesty aims to cast light on various forms of violence to and violations of human rights and encourage governments to join and honour international agreements by helping to develop and increase awareness on human rights issues in society. Addressing participants, Minister of Human Rights Dr. Khadija Al-Haisami said, “It’s of crucial importance to pay closer attention to public rights and freedoms and it is important to reinforce a culture of human rights culture Yemenis and further social awareness by initiating a partnership between the ministry and civil society organisations in Yemen. To ensure the success of such an initiative the Ministry has signed an agreement with the European Union to initiate a joint project to develop the partnership between the Ministry and civil society organisations", Al-Haisami added. Source: http://yementimes.com/article.shtml?i=1035&p=local&a=2 ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======= Send mail intended for the list to < >. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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