Source: Algeria Press Service
SETIF (Algeria)- The promotion of women’s rights, particularly political ones is a fundamental issue for the Algerian State and an essential condition for the implementation of democratic values said Sunday, in Setif, the director of local governance at the ministry of Foreign Affairs at the ministry of Interior and Local Authorities Fatiha Hamrit.
Speaking at the opening of the 4-day training session of women elected at Local assemblies of the two provinces of Setif and M’sila organized by the ministry of Interior in partnership with the UN-Women, the same official said that this initiative is part of the reforms engaged by the country and the State’s principle of attachment to the promotion of women’s political rights and the broadening of their representations enshrined by article 35 of the Constitution promulgated in 2016.
Hamrit hailed the progress made in Algeria at the political and economic levels thanks to the political will of the president of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika who works to give women a prominent place.
She also recalled the achievements made in this field with the adoption of the mandatory quota system setting women’s representation on the electoral lists, whose impact in 2012 enabled Algeria to occupy the 26th place at the global scale, the second at the continental level and the first at the Arab level in terms of women’s representation in local assemblies.