HRC to offer courses on violence against children

Updated 25 April 2013
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HRC to offer courses on violence against children

The president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC), Bandar bin Muhammad Al-Aiban, said his commission will embark upon holding training courses for administrators and teachers at girls schools, a local newspaper reported.
“These courses aim to raise awareness about the importance of detecting cases of violence against children,” said Al-Aiban.
He pointed out that violence against children represents a violation of their rights and poses a threat to future generations.
“Severe punishment should prevail on such offenders,” he confirmed, adding that this segment of the population in particular cannot defend itself.
He demanded that urgent solutions should be set to overcome this problem by activating the role of the family, schools, various medical centers, clinics and the media.
“It is the responsibility of all members of the community to stand in the face of such violent practices against children with the cooperation of government bodies, as well as civil society,” he concluded.
The commission holds numerous specialized programs and workshops for all persons and institutions associated with childhood and children.


Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition. (SPA)
Updated 18 June 2018
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Saudi Cultural Exhibition concludes in Moscow

JEDDAH: The Saudi Cultural Exhibition in Moscow, organized by the General Culture Authority on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup, has concluded its activities and events.
The four-day exhibition attracted a large number of visitors, who were informed about Saudi culture, art and heritage through short films, traditional costumes, folkloric shows, and books translated into Russian.
There were also various pavilions, including for Arabic calligraphy, Saudi hospitality, Arabic coffee, henna and fine art, as well as one aimed at children. Seven films by young Saudi directors were screened, and were well received by audiences.
Seven Saudi films from young local directors streamed during the exhibition.
The exhibition was part of the General Culture Authority’s efforts to inform people about Saudi culture, art and identity.