"Now, after street protests and change of power, we are at the third stage of the revolution. This is characteristic not only for Yemen, but for all Arab countries where revolutions took place. This is the stage of struggle with corruption."
So says Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkul Karman in this interview.
Read the interview at The Voice of Russia. Also, read WoMen Dialogue's interview with Ms. Karman.
En pige demonstrerer i Yemens hovedstad Sana'a.
Foto: Tiny cc/SyriaFreedom
Få et overblik over arbejdet med national dialog på National Dialogue Conferences website.
Her beskrives også de ni temaer, som konferencen arbejder med: The Southern Issue; the Sa'ada Issue; National Issues; State-Building; Good Governance; Military/Security; Special Entities; Rights/Freedoms; og Development.
Kvinders rettigheder bliver diskuteret under temaet Rights/Freedoms.
Se en figur over processen for national dialog i Yemen.
Se løbende opdateringer på Facebook (på arabisk).
Amal Al-Basha er uddannet i Internationale Udviklingsstudier og Køn fra Sussex University i England. Al-Basha er medstifter af Yemens Institute for Human Rights og har formandsposten i Sisters' Arab Forum for Human Rights.
Hendes aktive engagement har udløst en række priser, senest organisationen GR8 Women's Life Achievement-pris for 2013.
Læs Al-Bashas fulde biografi hos Human Dignity Forum (på engelsk).
Se World Economic Forums Genderindex.
Se FNs udviklingsprogram om Yemen .
Læs interview med den yemenitiske nobelprisvinder Tawakkul Karman i WoMen Dialogue.
Læs mere om Tawakkul Karmans exit fra konferencen i Yemen Post.
”Jeg kan godt lide udtrykket ’det arabiske forår’. Selvom mange er døde undervejs i Yemens arabiske forår, så gælder det lige som for blomster: De spirer om foråret og sætter fine, farverige blomster, men visner og dør senere på sæsonen,” siger Amal Al-Basha med glødende engagement i både stemmen og de brune øjne.
The Islah Party – the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood – has won greater success than other parties in engaging women in politics.
The Islah Party has experimented with nominating some of their female members as candidates for the elections. Still, it was a rare occurrence for one of them to actually win. Due to the event, the current Yemeni parliament has but a single, lone female member: Oras Naji.
Read more at Al Monitor.
UN-backed reconciliation talks have begun in Yemen aimed at drafting a new constitution and preparing for full democratic elections in February 2014.
More than 500 representatives of various political groups will take part in the discussions in Sanaa, which are expected to last six months.
Read more at BBC.
It’s not often that a storyteller’s background becomes as compelling as the story itself. But such is Yemeni filmmakerKhadija Al Salami’s, whose film Al Sarka (The Scream) is one of 15 documentaries to be screened under the Muhr Arab category at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival.
Read more at albawaba.com
An art exhibition that showcased pieces from a creative group of 30 Yemeni women artists was held last week at the house of Turkish ambassador to Yemen Fazli Corman. The exhibition aimed to reflect the diverse features of a Yemeni woman's life through the use of colors.
Read more at yementimes.com
The Arab Spring gave Yemen’s women a public voice and a visible face. But the revolution has faded without changing anything for millions who are married too young and shut away in mud huts for the rest of their lives.
Read more at thedailybeast.com
Ibhar Childhood and Creativity Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Istijaba project, held the “My Teacher First Meeting” as a part of the My Teacher Project. In it’s current stage, the project is supporting a variety of activities to promote the increase in women teachers to reach 30 percent in rural Yemen.
Read more at yementimes.com