Rashid Humanitarian Award

Rashid forum to discuss child harassment

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Oct 24, 2013

DUBAI: Rashid Centre for Disabled (RCD) has announced that the second edition of Rashid Humanitarian Award forum will be held simultaneously with the closing ceremony of the biennial award initiated since 1994.
The forum will be held in Meydan Hotel in Dubai on Oct.29, and will discuss the issue of sexual harassment of children in general, and people with special needs in particular.
Mariam Othman, director-general of Rashid Centre and vice-president of the supreme committee for the award, said that the aim of the establishment of this forum is to deepen community awareness of this critical issue, and discuss its aspects regarding jurisprudence, social and psychological security and the mechanisms and modalities for addressing the issue through local means.
She further said that the issue will be discussed by renowned showbiz personalities around the Middle East, and in this forum the guest of honour will be the artist including Ghada Abdel Razek and Kuwaiti artist Khalid Amin.
Othman added that the international lawyer and arbitrator Yousef Sharif, will present a paper with comparisons and legal approaches to Arab and international scenarios on the issue of child harassment.
During the forum, short films will be presented to raise awareness and explain the issue of sexual harassment of children legally.
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~ by jamilkhan on October 25, 2013.

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