"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.
A girl demonstrating in Yemen's capital Sana'a.
Foto: Tiny cc/SyriaFreedom
Get an overview of the work with national dialogue at the National Dialogue Conference.
Here, the nine themes that the Conference works with are described in more detail. The themes are: The Southern Issue; the Sa'ada Issue; National Issues; State-Building; Good Governance; Military/Security; Special Entities; Rights/Freedoms; og Development.
Women's rights are discussed under Rights/Freedoms.
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Amal Al-Basha has a degree in International Development Studies and Gender from the University of Sussex, UK. She is co-founder of Yemen’s Institute for Human Rights and is head of the organisation Sisters’ Arab Forum for Human Rights.
She has received several awards for her active commitment, most recently receiving the 2013 Life Achievement Award from the organisation GR8 Women.
Read more about Al-Basha at Human Dignity Forum.
See World Economic Forum's Gender Index.
See UN's Development Programme for Yemen .
Reat an interview with the Yemini Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkul Karman i WoMen Dialogue.
Read about Tawakkul Karman's exit from the National Dialogue Conference in Yemen Post.
“I am very fond of the term ‘Arab Spring’. Even though many people lost their lives during the course of Yemen’s Arab Spring, it’s like it is for flowers: They begin growing and sprouting delicate, colourful flowers, but as the season progresses, they wither and die,” says Amal Al-Basha with a sense of burning enthusiasm in both her voice and her brown eyes.
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