UN Human Rights Council to hold its 39th regular session 10-28 September 2018 in Geneva - Courtesy of UN Geneva official Twitter page UN Human Rights Council to hold its 39th regular session 10-28 September 2018 in Geneva - Courtesy of UN Geneva official Twitter page

Assoc. of Egy. Female Lawyers participates in HRC's 39th Session

Mon, Sep. 10, 2018
CAIRO - 10 September 2018: The Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers (AEFL) and the Dialogue for Development and Human Rights Forum will participate in the 39th Session of the International Council for Human Rights held tomorrow in Geneva, Switzerland.

The delegation that will participate in the conference includes a large number of human rights activists and experts, as well as Egyptian media officers, who will present both spoken and written accounts of human rights in Egypt and the Arab region.

On the margins of the session, a number of seminars are expected to be held on the rights of women in Egypt, Qatar, and Bahrain, the forced displacement of the Tawargha tribe in Libya and the process of revoking citizenships from the Al Ghufran tribe in Qatar, as well as terrorism and its impact on the human rights situation in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iraq, and Egypt.

The association and the forum have also organized a stand against terrorism that will take place in front of the Broken Chair in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva.

The delegation will also meet with a number of human rights, development, and forced disappearance rapporteurs, as well as a number of international missions participating in the session.

It is worth noting that this is the second time that the Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers and the Dialogue for Development and Human Rights Forum participate in the Human Rights Council’s 39th Session. Both entities participated in the 38th session held last June, where they held three seminars on human rights in Egypt and the Arab region.

The Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers aims to activate women’s political participation and support women’s legal and political rights. The association aims to empower women to defend their political, legal, and social rights; raise awareness of women’s political status and the importance of activating their role within Egyptian society; built a strong front of female lawyers who are qualifies and involved in both political and public life; and, raise awareness of the international conventions and instruments protecting human, particularly women’s, rights in order to change the culture of the community.
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