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Saudi Women Leads Human Rights Delegation on First International Trip | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- The first delegation of the Saudi National Human Rights Association (SNHRA) left for Denmark earlier today under the leadership of Dr. Lubna al-Ansari, head of the Association”s Planning and Development department, on a visit to the human rights center based there.

The visit aims at establishing technical cooperation between the SNHRA and the center, and benefiting from the Danish center”s expertise to improve the SNHRA”s performance.

The delegation comprises of Dr. Abdul Rahman al-Annad, head of the Culture and Publishing committee; Dr. Hasan al-Sharif, supervisor of the SNHRA”s branch in the Western Region; and Dr. Bahijah Baha Izzi, member of the SNHRA”s family committee.

The head of the delegation told Asharq al-Awsat, &#34We will begin the first steps of cooperation with the Human Rights center in Denmark, despite the cultural differences between us. However the mechanisms for dealing with human rights are the same everywhere and these matters do not differ.&#34

Asked whether she is the first woman to lead a Saudi delegation abroad, she said laughing, &#34There is no difference between men and women in these matters.