Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries To Combat Violence Against Women: Commission for Arab Women will be chaired in 2018 by Tunisia | Tunisia News Gazette

Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries To Combat Violence Against Women: Commission for Arab Women will be chaired in 2018 by Tunisia

President of the Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries To Combat Violence Against Women Wafa Bani Mustafa said Thursday that Tunisia will chair the Commission for Arab Women will be chaired in 2018.

She commended at the opening in Tunis of the Regional Congress of the Coalition of Women MPs from Arab Countries To Combat Violence Against Women, the Tunisian experience in the consolidation of women’s rights at the national and regional levels.

Minister of Women, Family and Children Neziha Laabidi said at the opening of this congress that choosing Tunisia to host the meeting testifies to the country’s role in the entrustment of women’s rights since the reform movement, the promulgation of the Personal Status Code in 1956 and the adoption by the House of People’s Representatives last July of the law to combat violence against women.

Laabidi stressed on the occasion, the imperative to combine more Arab efforts to give a new impetus to the place held by Arab women in society. In this regard, she pointed out that the development of societies is inherent to the consecration of women’s human rights.

This two-day congress is an opportunity to discuss the project of the convention on combating violence against women in the Arab world, in the presence of representatives of Arab women MPs from Jordan, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait, Tunisia, Bahrain, Lebanon, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Libya and Morocco.

Source: TAP News Agency

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