Al-Shoura [Archives:2005/835/Press Review]

April 21 2005

13 Apr. 2005
Main headlines

– Hunting down war continues in Saada

– Leadership from JMP: Threats of dissolving the parties of al-Itihad and al-Haq, a coup against democracy and constitution

– The International Union of Journalists requests from the president not to punish journalists

– Seizure of peasant lands in Abyan

– Smuggled medicines invade Yemeni markets

– Leadership of 14 October Establishment interrogated

– JMP issues a statement on confrontations in Saada

– Al-Mithaq printing press workers demand for their rights

– The center for qualification, protection of press freedom launches an initiative of ethics charter

Columnist Rashad Salam Ali says in his article that the establishment of a social and political pressure group working for providing introductions to the woman partnership with the society, is what the efforts believing in the right of the woman to partnership should join forces.

The issue of quota is nowadays occupying distinguishable presence in activity of the active forces in the society. Surely, this expresses a political and social action and it is an indicator to escalation of the movement and presence of the Yemeni woman and her issues. Surely also we are going to stand by her.

This stand is part of a look at life and problems of the society. It stems from the fact that conditions of building modern societies would be realized on the basis of a real awareness of all people partnership, the foundation of which is the man and the woman, let alone the constitutional and legal texts that are supposed to establish for all people partnership in building their society.

The quota is a mechanism for enabling the woman to take part in with the society at various levels of life. Putting the quota to discussion and its transfer to levels that are more serious requires:

– a vital role of the woman as a partner in these dialogues

– that part should change into a beginning including pressures carried out by the woman and all supporters of renaissance and advancement. This is to admit a certain proportion for the woman to occupy high posts as an expression of her partnership at all levels of civil establishments.