The Arab Foundation for Development and Citizenship, AFDC,in collaboration with The Family Development Association, FDA,organised a workshop on CEDAW stories to 16 women rights activists.
The workshop took place over a period of three days, between October 11 and 13, and included extensive introduction to women’s rights in general and the articles of the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women in particular. Moreover, the main theme of the workshop had been the concept of CEDAW stories, which mainly focuses on writing stories of different women’s rights violations according to CEDAW, aiming at making those stories available for other women to make them aware of these violations.
The participants prepared 16 stories presenting real life incidents lived by the participants themselves. The trainer of the workshop had been Mr. Obaida Fares, AFDC director.
It is worth noting that the AFDC adopted the idea of CEDAW stories to become an approach of tackling women’s suffering in the region. The foundation had also organised a number of training workshops in Jordan and Morocco to come up with a huge collection of stories. Furthermore, in collaboration with UNIFEM, the foundation launched the first website specialised in CEDAW stories