ERITREA: Concerted Action Being Taken to Strengthen Women's Participation in All Aspects

Friday, October 8, 2010
Eastern Africa
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Mendefera — Concerted action is being taken to strengthen the competitiveness and productivity of women in all aspects, according to Ms. Dehab Suleiman, head of research and information in the NUEW.

Speaking at a training offered in Mendefera town to 230 women from all the administrative regions, she noted the paramount importance of nurturing dynamic women equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill.

The head of NUEW in the Southern region, Mr. Weini Negash, called on the trainees to make good use of such training courses so that they may back up the Union's activities.

Meanwhile, a lecture on uprooting harmful practices against women was offered to judges of community magistrates, midwives and members of police in the Southern Red Sea region.

The head of the Union in the region, Ms. Mesiuda Humed, stated on her part that although such backward practices are fading away, vigorous endeavors are still imperative so as to completely uproot them.