WJWC concludes training program on community awareness of human rights

WJWC concludes training program on community awareness of human rights

Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC) concludes a training program on community awareness of human rights which included two stages. The first stage focused on citizenship and the second on combating corruption.

The first course targeted a group of the 2011 revolution activists with the aim of increasing awareness among them on citizenship and combating corruption, correcting misperceptions and encouraging them to think freely.

Every course lasted three days. The concepts of citizenship and how to apply them on the ground were focused on. Other rights issues were also taken in the program.

In the other course, the trainer explained a number of issues regarding the combat of corruption; its definition, the reasons behind it and how to fight it. Practical types of corruption were also discussed.

The lecturer Qasim al-Lami made clear that such courses are important for enhancing the role of youth in combating corruption, stressing that the corruption spoil communities and countries.

The participants were briefed on concepts and definitions of corruption, and mechanisms of fighting it. They also took information on local and international laws regarding combating corruption.

For her part, the coordinator of the course Elham al-Hudabi said that this awareness program came as a part of civil society organizations' responsibilities towards the community.

"The course came to spread the culture of combating corruption, particularly when there are chances to root it up in the wake of the Yemeni revolution which ousted the former regime" she added.

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