New constitution to promote women’s rights in Yemen
The Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Tawakkul Karman, finds that Yemen is heading towards a new constitution that could ensure better rights and participation for women at all levels in society. That appeared during a meeting on Sunday in the Yemeni capital Sana’a between Tawakkul Karman and head of KVINFO’s Middle East and North Africa Department, Lisbeth Pilegaard.
Tawakkul Karman is a member of the constitutional committee that has been established in the wake of the political changes caused by the Arab revolutions. As a representative for civil society and a political activist she plays a vital role regarding the promotion of women’s rights in the constitutional work.
Read an interview with Tawakkul Karman at womendialogue.org