QSWF Organizes Workshop On Women Rights Reports Writing

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Doha, March 21 (QNA) - Qatar Social Work Foundation (QSWF), in cooperation with the United Nations Training and Documentation Centre, organized a training workshop on preparing and writing reports in the field of women rights on March 19 and 20, with the aim of raising the level of awareness of the employees of the Foundation and its affiliated centers in international charters and agreements, human rights concepts, and the preparation of international reports. The training workshop focused on the role of civil society in interacting with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the importance of using human rights indicators in preparing and writing reports with a focus on indicators related to women rights. The CEO of Qatar Social Work Foundation Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Kuwari valued the cooperation between the Foundation and the United Nations Training and Documentation Centre through presenting this workshop, pointing to the Foundation's keenness to strengthen partnerships to benefit from international best practices, and to learn about the latest developments in issues pertaining to groups targeted. He stressed the keenness of the Qatar Social Work Foundation to develop and excel in providing the best services to its members with the aim of empowering and integrating them into society and activating meaningful partnerships thus contributing to the creation of a new institutional culture capable of facing crises and managing them efficiently and effectively. The participants in the training workshop worked in the framework of working groups where they began to prepare a draft of the required report and agreed on future steps while the United Nations Training and Documentation Centre provided international standards, information and guidance for writing and preparing reports. The two-day training workshop aimed to enhance the participants' understanding of the international normative framework related to human rights and to enable the participants to apply the principles of preparing and writing reports related to women's human rights and the use of human rights indicators in the process of preparing and writing reports and interacting with the CEDAW in this field. (QNA)