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Ministry of Civil Service: Tuesday, May 22, official holiday
[21 May 2018]
PM discusses service projects in capital Sanaa
[20 May 2018]
PM discusses service projects in capital Sanaa
[20 May 2018]
Health Minister meets UNICEF representative
[20 May 2018]
UN orgs blamed for IDPs catastrophic situation in Hodaida: Official
[20 May 2018]
 
  Saudi Aggression War against Yemen
Aggression warplanes wage 2 strike on Sanaa
[21 May 2018]
2 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Saada
[21 May 2018]
Army repels Saudi armys advance in Jizan
[21 May 2018]
Yemen army downs reconnaissance plane of coalition in Hajjah
[20 May 2018]
4 Saudi-led airstrikes hit Taiz
[20 May 2018]
 
  Reports
Report :Army carries out offensives on Saudi troop in front lines over 24 hours
[20 May 2018]
Report: Saudi-led aggression launches 10 airstrikes, ground attacks on Sanaa, Saada over 24 hours
[20 May 2018]
Report: Saudi aggression continues targeting Saada, Hajjah over 24 hours
[19 May 2018]
Report: Yemen army, committees kills dozens of coalition troop over 24 hours
[19 May 2018]
Report: Saudi-led Coalition launches 18 airstrikes, ground attacks on Yemen over 24 hours
[18 May 2018]
 
  International
FM condoles his Cuban counterpart in air plane crash
[20 May 2018]
Fierce new coalition offensive displaces tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians from Hodeidah: Amnesty
[18 May 2018]
President congratulates Arab, Islamic nations for Ramadan
[16 May 2018]
Ministry of Expatriate Affairs condemns US embassy relocation to Al-Quds
[15 May 2018]
Ansar Allah Political Bureau condemns transfer of the US Embassy to Jerusalem
[14 May 2018]
  Civil Society
Official Report On Woman's Situation.
[07/July/2004] An official report came out recently has asserted that Yemen ‘s policy aiming to enable woman to play a substantial role in the development process as a genuine partner has been taking its effects in all walks of life.
The national report, prepared by the national committee of woman, showed that Yemeni government has made wide strides over the past years to improve woman’s conditions and energizing her role in the development drive.

The report concentrated on woman’s situations in Yemen over ten years since the Beijing conference held in 995.It stated that in spite of the sketchy performance of Beijing scheme that had been made over the past ten years, it is a positive indicator to the earnest policy which had turned gradually woman’s participation and partnership into real practice.

According to the report , several obstacles are facing Yemeni government to make a breakthrough in the woman’s domain.
Most serious challenges are the poor resources , economical , social , cultural and political difficulties.

The report reviewed the government’s steps, prior of Beijing Conference , to ameliorate woman’s conditions in various fields.
Yemen had signed on all international laws and conventions concerning to woman’s rights.
It had signed on the agreement of ending all forms of discrimination against woman in 1984 and it signed on the pacts of woman’s political rights in 1987.
Thus, in 1993, Yemeni government set up the supreme council of woman chaired by prime minister and includes the memberships of seven deputy ministers, representatives of private sectors and six women.
The government also, has adopted a number of strategies and schemes targeted woman’s development. The national population policy 2001-2025. Strategy of developing basic education. The national strategy of eradicating illiteracy and adults learning and national strategy of woman’ work. In addition to the poverty reducing strategy 2003-2005.

With respect to the legislative reforms, some legal articles which used to implicit discrimination against woman were amended in five laws: Nationality, Personal Affairs, Labor, Jails Organizing, Civil Affairs and Civil Registry.Concerning to combating violence against woman, the report indicated that there was growing attention over the this issue.
Both non governmental organizations and governmental ones had participated actively in different programs and functions aimed at raising peoples awareness on the phenomenon of violence against woman.
The report stated that surveys had showed up that violence against woman is promoted by the conventional social and cultural heritage. The harassment includes several forms such as oral abuse, physical punishment from the family or husband , coerced marriage and overstating dowries which eventually prevent men from getting married , consequently, women suffer from celibacy. In addition to that woman usually is being enforced to work in agriculture and growing cattle without wages.

With reference to woman’s role in the political participation and the process of decision making, statistics indicate that there is remarkable increasing of this area. The women rate in the electoral registration lists in the election 2003 reached to 42% against 27% in 1997, and 18% in 1993.

The report showed up that women’s share as voters had increased, meanwhile their participation as candidates decreased. Woman’s percentage as candidates had been reduced from 1.3% in 1993 to 0.6% in 1997 and 0.7% in 2003. Thus, women’s number who reached to the parliament had been reduced from two in 1993 and 1997 to one in 2003.

Woman’s representation in the local councils is still sketchy. In spite of her wide participation as voter in the first local councils election to be held in the country in 2001, she could not be as competitive candidate as the man. Hence , there merely (35) women out of (6035) the total number of local councils members.

With respect to the Shura Council whose members are appointed by the president of the republic, there are two women out of (111) members.
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