Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Arab Parliament''s workshop calls for inclusion of women rights in Arab school curricula

Source: http://www.kuna.net.kw/ArticleDetails.aspx?id=2359010&language=en

CAIRO, Feb 2 (KUNA) -- A workshop organized by the Arab Parliament called on Arab countries to teach students from their first years in schools how to respect women rights and to address negative stereotypes about women in arts and media.
The workshop, themed "Political Rights of Arab Women," underlined the need to include women rights in the curricula of all grades.
The participants urged Arab states to ratify international and regional conventions relating to women rights and gender equality.
They underlined the importance of developing religious discourse to cope with the noble women right principles enshrined by religions.
They recommended that Arab states have to thoroughly study the best practices examples of women empowerment in the Arab region with a view to making the best use of them.
They urged Arab governments and NGOs to organize awareness campaigns to educate women and men about their rights and the importance of women role in society building.
They called for the development of educational systems to help increase women participation in political life.
The workshop recommended that laws have to protect women rights to occupy senior posts at executive and legislative bodies.
It stressed the need to encourage Arab women to join political organizations, trade unions and civil society organizations.
The participants asked the Arab Parliament or other concerned authorities to issue detailed annual report on the status of Arab women and each country's commitment to implement the provisions of Arab women's rights document.
They highlighted the need to establish a database of records and achievements of Arab states performance with regard to Arab women rights.
The workshop was held on the sideline a conference on "women issues and challenges of the time," being organized here by the Arab Parliament (AP).
Kuwait was represented at the workshop activities by MPs Dr. Khalil Abdullah Ali and Faisal Mohammad Al-Kandari. (end) mfm.rg.ibi KUNA 030058 Feb 14NNNN

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