Institute of Law at BZU-Gaza Strip holds a training course on strengthening the capacities of lawyers in dealing with gender issues - News

The Institute of Law
at BZU-Gaza Strip in cooperation with the Palestinian Bar Association held on 9
July 2011, a specialized training course on "Strengthening the capacities
of lawyers in dealing with gender issues," within the project "Preparing
curricula and training of judges, prosecutors, lawyers and local government on gender
issues," funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and focuses
on training on gender issues to be incorporated in the work of the target
groups of the project.


In his speech, the
Deputy President of the Palestinian Bar Association, Salamah Bseiso, emphasized
the importance of this course for the work of lawyers, as it will contribute to
empower them in gender issues, which will enhance the awareness, knowledge and
skills in dealing with issues of a different perspective, and invited the participants
to continuously seek to acquire skills and ttransfer their skills and
experiences to their colleagues. He thanked the Institute of Law for its efforts
in empowering the legal profession.

The Institute’s
Coordinator, Lina Tunisy, welcomed the trainees, and explained the importance
of partnership with the Tammy Institute for Training, which is implementing the
project’s activities in Gaza Strip, and the importance of cooperation with the
Palestinian Bar Association to the success of the training course. She
explained the objective of the project, in terms of eliminating discrimination
based on gender in all its forms, including issues of violence against women,
and to devote greater equality of women in various sectors, including
decision-making positions.

The course’s duration
is (5) days starting 9 -13 July 2011, in which (28) female and male lawyers are
participating from various governorates of Gaza Strip, and a specialized group
of trainers will train the participants on a variety of topics, as scheduled.