Document - DIARY NOTE Bahrain, press briefing: Conference on violence and discrimination against women concludes


AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL


Media Advisory


AI Index: MDE 11/001/2005 (Public)

News Service No: 002

5 January 2005


DIARY NOTE


Bahrain, press briefing: Conference on violence and discrimination against women concludes



Amnesty International will hold a press briefing to announce recommendations of the conference on violence and discrimination against women in countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The conference is organized by Amnesty International and will take place on 8-9 January 2005 in Manama, Bahrain. It is expected to bring together government officials, non-governmental organizations, women's organizations, lawyers, judges, academics, and human rights activists. Participants will deliberate on measures to combat violence against women and discrimination against women in GCC countries.


The conference is part of Amnesty International's six-year global campaign, Stop Violence Against Women, launched in March 2003.


Who: Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme

Representatives of Amnesty International

Conference participants


Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Manama


When: 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday 10 January 2005


For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Nicole Choueiry, Middle East and North Africa Press Officer on or +973 3670 0667 or +44 7831 640 170




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