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Workshop: “Girls and Young Women Empowerment in the MENA Region" - phase 1

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Rule of Law Programme Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Plan International Jordan partnered up to train 20 girls, young women, as well as youth/young women-led organizations on International Human Rights standards and principles.

In this first phase of the project, the workshop aimed at transferring knowledge and at training 20 young women from youth-led organizations from Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan on fundamental international human rights principles. A second phase of the project will be held in September 2022 in Beirut, Lebanon, focusing on advocacy and lobbying skills. The target group was chosen from various MENA countries in order to equip them with the tools to advocate for their rights in their communities across the region.

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The training was held in Amman, Jordan, from July 18 to July 20, 2022.

The training extended over three consecutive days and covered a range of topics related to the rights of girls and women. subject-matters that were addressed in the training included concepts and terminology of human rights; basic rights; principles and standards of human rights; generations of human rights; international bodies implementing human rights.

After opening remarks held by Mona Abbas, Country Director; Mr. Philipp Bremer, Director of the KAS Rule of Law Programme MENA and Ms. Maha Qashou, Country Director of (She Leads) Program, the workshop program on the first day included group discussions concerning the concepts of human rights, what they represent, and their historical roots. Rounding up the training, a documentary film was shown about the development of human rights and the formation of civil society.

On the second day, there were working groups on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Convention against Torture, CEDAW, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) as well as group exchange about the human rights monitoring mechanisms within the United Nations system, i.e. the treaty-based bodiesand the charter-based bodies.

On the third day, the topics covered mechanisms that are aimed at protecting human rights defenders: the Declaration on human rights defenders, the UN Special Rapporteur mandated with the implementation of the declaration, the protection of women human rights defenders specifically. Another session was held covering relevant national laws and regulations, national institutions established under the Paris Principles as well as human rights institutions.

 

 

 

 

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Salam Al-Zahran

Salam Al-Zahran

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Salam.Alzahran@kas.de +961 1 385 094 | +961 1 395 094

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