By Taziz Hasairi.
Tripoli, 8 March 2014:
A celebration to mark International Women’s Day organised by Alrisala Association for Libyan Women . . .[restrict]at Tripoli’s Dat Al-Imad Conference Hall today included workshops on human resource development for women, their position in Islam, psychological health and on personal protection from physical assault for girls aged nine to 17 years of age.
The event was sponsored by Bustan Almairifa bookstore which provided books for sale as well as prize draws in which 100 books were won.
There was also a charity bazaar selling food and beverages, and a display with women in traditional costume making tea. Free tea and dates were handed out.
One of the highlights of the event was the prizes and certificates awarded by the association to eight women for their personal struggle for improvement. One of them was a cleaner for a company who had struggled to finish her high school studies and bachelor degree while she was working and supporting her family.
“Their personal achievements despite their struggles with society and financial issues was our basic conditions for choosing them,” said one of the founder of the association, Fairoz Garira.
The leader of Tripoli Local Council, Sadat Elbadri, was one of the guests visiting the event. It was, he told the Libya Herald, one of the most interesting one for women he had ever been to.
Alrisala Association was set up during the liberation of Tripoli in August 2011, It has about eight founder members and more than 100 ordinary members. It prime activities focus on women’s training and health issues [/restrict]