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MENA Agenda 1325 side event at the Human Rights Council

March 24, 2014

What role do women play in constitutional reform?

MENA 1325 HRC Side event imageOur MENA Agenda 1325 project will be talking about this important issue on the 25th of March at the Human Rights Council. Throughout the past year women in the MENA region have been playing important roles in drafting constitutional reform and instrumental in gaining greater gender equality.

WILPF is hosting three notable women from Yemen, Libya and Tunisia to speak about their experiences in the constitutional reform process in their country.

The event will be moderated by WILPF Secretary General Madeleine Rees and includes a welcome address from Pramila Patten, a member of the CEDAW Committee.

The speakers at the event will be,

Radhia Vej Haj Zekri, Former President and co-founder of AFTURD, Tunisia

Amal Basha, Chairperson for Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights, Yemen

Zahra Langhiz, Co- founder of Libyan Women Platform for Peace, Libya

Read the full blog of the role of MENA Women in the constitutional reform process in transition MENA Agenda 1325 website.

Download the MENA Agenda 1325 HRC Side event flyer

 

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