Prof. Dr. Hamdan Taha, the Academic Deputy of Al-Istiqlal University, started a training course entitled (Women's Rights Human Rights), which was organized by the Legal Clinic, in cooperation with the Woman Center for Legal and Social Guidance, in the presence of Dr. Mohammed Badousi, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dr. Khaled Daher, the Assistant of the Academic Deputy, Ms. Rawan Obaid, the Human Rights Advocacy Officer, and Ms. Rana Assi, the Head of the Legal Clinic Department, at the Faculty of Law building, on Monday 18th of November 2019.
Prof. Dr. Taha welcomed the attendees, expressing his happiness with the training workshop, which is considered as one of the annual activities at the Faculty of Law at the University, through a series of partnerships with the Palestinian local civil society, the human rights organizations in general and women's rights in particular, mentioning the importance of promoting the human rights at the legal and administrative levels.
Furthermore, he mentioned that the Palestinians are subjected to a systematic violation of human rights by the occupation, where the Palestinian women are oppressed by double violence, the first one by the occupation and the second by the society which is based on traditional outdated system need to be developed and modernized to match the spirit of the international human rights standards, pointing out the importance of education and awareness, to enhance the role of women and their participation in the building Palestinian society, through Restructuring the educational curricula to deliver the message of gender equality, in addition to strengthening the legal system that protects women by words and real deeds.
For her part, Ms. Obaid talked about the violations against the Palestinian people by the occupation and the need to raise awareness at the local level.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Faculty of Law at Al-Istiqlal University offers various training courses for its students to develop their educational skills and awareness in the community different issues, in cooperation with Palestinian organizations and centers, where the course (Women's Rights … Human Rights) started since 2010, and will last for three days.