On Sunday 18 April 2010, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights concluded a training workshop entitled 'Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (IHL): Basic Concepts.
Mrs. Shirin Al Shobaki, Coordinator of the Training and Mass Communication Unit at Al Mezan, concluded the course at Al Mezan's office in Gaza. She thanked the 25 participants of the Women Activity Center for their active participation in the course.
She emphasized the importance of this training course as the first step towards enhancing human rights concepts particularly women's and children's rights. She hoped that this group of trainees would start using children's rights and human rights concepts in their activities with children. She also hoped that these trainers would develop their knowledge in children's rights in order to enhance and increase children's knowledge to have a promising generation.
The course provided 18 hours training over a period of three days. The course introduced participants to: the historical and legal framework of IHL and international human rights law (IHRL); the content of IHL and IHRL; the international Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; children’s rights and women rights; and the right to protection for women and children under IHL.
At the end of the course, Mrs. Al Shobaki handed certificates to the participants.