28 March 2010
To celebrate the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2010, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Rabat, UNIFEM, Comité de Soutien à la Scolari-sation des Filles Rurales (The Committee of support in provi-ding education to rural girls) and Amnesty International, launched the process of sensiti-zation and education of women rights to rural girls living in Safe Houses created by the above Committee.
The workshops, focused on women rights, CEDAW and other conventions, National Treaties and the Right to Education, were organized on 27-28 March in Ouled Hamdane and Tnine Chtouka (close to El Jadida city).
The Committee of support in providing education to rural girls will expand these activities to other regions of Morocco.
The main objective was to make rural girls aware about their rights and to reinforce their individual capacities.
Local NGOs’ members were also invited to the event to raise their awareness about rural girls rights.