Capacity building for law fnforcement Personnel discussed at LAU Beirut
- Lebanon: Tuesday, December 04 - 2012 at 10:16
- PRESS RELEASE
The Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU), in partnership with 'Restart' Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and torture launched the training workshop series during an opening ceremony that took place in Beirut campus under the auspices of the Director General of the Internal Security Forces Major General Ashraf Rifi represented by Lt. Colonel Ziad Kaed Bey.
Among those who were present form LAU are its President Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra, Provost Dr. Georges K. Najjar, IWSAW Director Dr. Dima Dabbous-Sensenig, and Dr. Christian Oussi.
After the National Anthem Dr. Oussi spoke briefly about the intersection between LAU and the Directorate General of Internal Security and their common objective to reach public interest in Lebanon
Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra addressed the audience welcoming them at LAU and thanking Major General Rifi for supporting the conference and the training programmes.
Dr. Jabbra highlighted on the mission of the Women's Institute at LAU and how it is fighting for women rights going back to the year 1835 when a woman established the first school for the education of women.
Dr. Jabbra said, "The steadiness of such programmes to be successful requires the coordination of the Women's Institute with the NGO's and Law Enforcement Office, the thing that LAU will be more than happy to boost for it." "We have to implement the law with genuine concern and caring, because in every criminal there is a human being," Jabbra ended.
Commenting on the Forum, Lt. Colonel Kaed Bey thanked LAU for hosting such an important conference asking from all the participants and his colleagues' officers to engrave in their minds that Human Rights issue is not a choice anymore; Lebanon is committed to the implementation of international treaties and to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, two accords that are stronger than the national law itself.
For her part, IWSAW Director Dr. Dima Dabbous-Sensenig emphasized on the importance of this workshop mentioning the achievements of the institute towards these cases and about the guidebook that has been issued for the women's jail.
Ms. Suzanne Jabbour, 'Restart' Director gave the last commentary thanking LAU for all the efforts it is putting towards women rights providing the audience with a quick explanation about the coming workshops.
IWSAW will collaborate with the Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture to conduct training workshops for law enforcement personnel in Lebanon who handle investigations with detainees and prisoners and those who supervise prisoners in a series of Six five-day workshops with 25 participants each, for a total of 150 trainees, 15 of which will be selected to become new trainers.
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