SUDAN: Workshop on Gender Issues Begins Today

Monday, September 26, 2011
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A workshop on post referendum gender issues commences today. The workshop is organized by Gender and Development Unit at Development Studies and Research Institute of University of Khartoum in collaboration with German based Friedrich Ebert Organization, and will focus on constitution and laws.

The Director of Development Studies and Research Institute, Abu-Bakr Ibrahim Mohamed Hussein said the initiatives came in consistency with the necessity to finalize national moves for rights including the rights of Sudanese women, who proved in their experience despite complications that constitutional recognition for their involvement in public life and shouldering the responsibility of leading opinion is important and surely support national efforts to political, economic, cultural and social building.
Hussein said the workshop will debate a paper on international laws and agreements related to women issues to be presented by Prof. Ali Suleiman, and it will also discuss the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), gender issues and strategic vision for post referendum gender issues.

The workshop, which takes place at Development Studies and Research Institute, University of Khartoum, on 26-27 Sept. 2001, will also deal with forthcoming constititution and other issues related to ruling, according to Hussein.