African women prepare for world conference against racism

Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal is committed to fighting against any form of intolerance towards women, the country's Minister for Social Development and National Solidarity, Aminata Tall, said here Tuesday.
Tall was speaking at the opening of the African women's consultation ahead of the World Conference against Racism, Racial discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance, scheduled to take place in August in Durban, South Africa.
She pointed out that women were always victims of discrimination which spread out from traditions or religious beliefs.
The five-day consultation will prepare the African women's contribution at the Durban conference.
South Africa's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dlamini Zuma, addressed the opening session explaining the mobilisation of women during the struggle against the apartheid system that had ruled her country.
According to the executive director of "Femmes Africa Solidarite", Bineta Diop, the meeting will offer African women the opportunity to draw up a list of injustices, discriminations and vexations they are subjected to.
Participants will also examine the additional draft protocol to the African Human and People's Rights regarding women's rights in Africa in order to reinforce the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimation against women.

19 june 2001 23:22:00




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