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Arabic Delegation for Human Rights Visit Germany

June 26th, 2014
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News from Berlin – Women's and Children's Rights experts from the Arabian Peninsula were invited to visit Germany by the Federal Foreign Office. The delegation consisted of representatives from Government institutions, associations and non-governmental organizations from Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen of the Supreme Council for Women.

The German Government's policy for human rights consists to a large extent of the improvement of women's rights. Issues relating to traditional values, behavioral patterns and gender roles are believed to tend towards disadvantages for women in sense of economic, cultural and social rights. The Government's work include support for international agreements and policy frameworks aims to increase gender equality and the empowerment of women. Therefore, the collaboration with non-governmental organizations at a local level is crucial, which is why this type of bilateral meetings with representatives for these questions are a good opportunity for the exchange of ideas and political policies between countries, hence an important part of Germany’s work towards higher implementation of policies regarding women's and children's rights internationally.

The delegations' program during the visit in Germany consisted on briefings on the latest initiatives and recent progress regarding the protection of women's and children's rights in Germany at political, juridical and practical levels. Practical information was also given on how to compile reports on women's and children's rights as well as implementation of international conventions in the field. The delegation made a visit to the Federal Ministry of Justice where they met with Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the Deputy Speaker of the German Parliament Ms. Claudia Roth.

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