Monday, March 5, 2012

The Role of WWA in Sudan

I decided to attend "The Role of the Working Women in the Development of Rural Societies in Sudan" panel event because Sudan was a country that I knew little about, specifically the role of women.  This event was presented by the Working Women Association (WWA), which is an international Non-Government Organization (NGO) that has consultive status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.  To give more of a background on this organization, WWA is considered as one of the largest women civil society association working to enhance the standards of work, patriotism among working women.   It aims to improve the vocational and intellectual competence of its membership, which includes all working women in both public and private sectors. As an NGO, WWA has internal branches all of over Sudan, which includes the federal, states, municipalities and grassroots level.  Its main efforts is turn a Sudanese women into a working class female, being able to take care of her own and play a positive and constructive role in the labor market.  Some of the objectives that the organization has is the following: -Create a work environment and recommend national sense to assume responsibilities -Study and review the laws related to the situation of working women -Promote economic and social role of women workers -Corporate with organizations and social forces concerned with gender issues at the local, regional, and international level Ways in which this organization attempts to complete their objectives is to hold lectures, seminars, conferences and celebrations, workshops and training courses in a variety of topics and fields.  They also print and hand out materials such as books, pamphlets, establishment of research, translation and documentation centers.  As the organization continues to grow since its existence in 1991, they hold on to their values and the desire to continue to educate all women on their privileges and capabilities as a person, which is not limited.

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