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Sensitization campaign winds up

The extensive and nation-wide sensitization campaign launched by the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) on November 1st ended on November 16th after two weeks of public meetings and associated activities on eradicating remnants of discriminatory as well as harmful traditional practices that affect women.

Asmara, 17 November 2015 – The extensive and nation-wide sensitization campaign launched by the National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) on November 1st ended on November 16th after two weeks of public meetings and associated activities on eradicating remnants of discriminatory as well as harmful traditional practices that affect women. 

In a concluding ceremony held in Asmara that was attended by Ms Tekea Tesfamicael, President of the NUEW, as well as senior government and PFDJ officials,  Ms Alem Belay, Head of the NUEW  in the Central Region, stated that the sensitization campaign was enriched through the active participation of teachers, district administrators, religious leaders and other stakeholders. 

Ms. Alem underlined that ensuring the equitable participation of women and securing a level playing field in terms of opportunities and benefits remains pivotal in building a modern nation as well as a civilized society.

Ms. Elsa Ghebrebrhan, Head of the Social Services Department in NUEW Central Region stated that the union was exerting concerted efforts to upgrade the academic and professional competencies of women.   

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