Seminar on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women Under Islamic Sharia Concluded

Doha, November 20 (QNA) – A seminar titled Shariah and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women has recommended that the State of Qatar is to adopt the Arab-Islamic document dealing with women’s rights derived from Islamic Sharia sources.
At the conclusion of its works here today, the seminar recommended the formation of a specialized committee to reconsider the reservations based on Islamic law to indicate the extent of agreement or disagreement provisions  and the possibility of lifting the reservations that are not based on sharia basis.
The seminar, organized by the National Commission for Human Rights and the Supreme Council for Family Affairs called on the Arab League to take measures for reaching a regional agreement on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against Arab women in the light of the Islamic Sharia rules and formulating a charter that combines tradition and modernity regarding all rights that Islam gave women an official to become an official and  popular reference in the study of the various agreements and their implications.
The seminar suggested the formation of a national committee to review all reports relevant to human rights issued by the state to create a common vision expressing in credibility and transparency the factual reality and to become a nucleus for the State’s strategic plans.
  It also called on Islamic countries signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) to work together to present a joint proposal including the modification of the text that there is controversy over its conflict, besides a recommendation that national human rights institutions, in collaboration with specialists in Islamic law, shall develop awareness programmes for both sexes based on women’s rights and their value in Islam, and focusing on the family as the nucleus of the Muslim community.
The recommendations also included demand from civil society organizations, participating in the seminar, to organize specialized seminars on women’s rights and status, as well as a call on the seminars two organizers to prepare a booklet including the seminar’s working papers and final recommendations.(QNA)

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