ERITREA: NUEW Chairperson Conducts Seminar in Assab (Asmara)
December 12, 2006
Posted to the web December 12, 2006

The Chairperson of the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), Ms. Leul Gebreab, conducted seminar in Assab town on December 11 regarding the proposed proclamation on prohibiting female circumcision.

Outlining the negative consequences of the traditional practice of circumcision during pregnancy and child delivery, Ms. Leul pointed out that the necessary opinions and views of the public are being gathered before officially adopting the proclamation.

The participants of the seminar expressed support to the proposed proclamation and said that the necessary legal measures should be taken on people engaged in such harmful practices.

Meanwhile, the NUEW Chairperson noted that women's participation in education is very low and called on parents to send their children to school.

Members of the NUEW, Regional Assembly and partner organizations took part in the seminar.

Posted on: 12/12/2006

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