Al Mezan Opens Workshop on ďWomen in Human Rights and International Humanitarian LawĒ
On Monday 26 December 2011, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights opened a training workshop titled ďWomen in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law,Ē held at As-Salam restaurant in Gaza City. This workshop is part of the ďEnhancing Legal Aid for Victims of Human Rights Violations in Gaza StripĒ project, implemented by Al Mezan with support from the UNDP/PAPP under the Rule of Law Program.
Ms Layal Qdeeh, a lawyer at Al Mezan, opened the workshop by welcoming the participants. She asserted the importance of the workshopís targeting of new university graduates in order to enhance the culture of human rights in general and of womenís rights in particular.
The workshop took place between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. The participants were introduced to womenís rights under international conventions, particularly Security Council Resolution 1325 on involving women in peacekeeping and enhancing womenís role in peace and security following armed conflicts. Salah Abdel Atti, manager of the training and cooperation unit at the Independent Commission for Citizensí Rights, and Nadiya Abu Nahla, manager of the Womenís Affairs foundation in Gaza, will led the two sessions at the workshop.