By Tazeez Hasairi
Tripoli, 25 December 2013:
Gender Concerns International organised a three-day workshop to encourage women’s participation in political life from 21-23 . . .[restrict]December at the Haroon hotel, Tripoli.
The event was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the German embassy in Tripoli.
Participants at the workshop included various women activists, candidates for the Constitutional “Committee of 60”, Girl’s Scouts instructors and teachers.
The workshop, which involved international trainers, covered numerous topics such as management skills, social and strategic networking, mass mobilization, managing dialogue and listening and planning gatherings, aimed at advancing Libyan women in their role and participation in Libyan political life.
Speaking to Libya Herald at the workshop, Kamla Mazieny, former Social Minister, found the workshop “very useful in both political and social life”.
While participant Hend Saky, a former candidate at the GNC elections said that the workshop had “planted a seed in all of us and it will grow all over Libya, even to the women that could not participate in the workshop”.
German ambassador, Christian Much, who participated in the handing out of certificates to attendees and trainers at the closing ceremony, told Libya Herald that the enrolment of Libyan women in political life was very important and that society could not develop if women did not participate in that process. [/restrict]