AL-THAWRI: Sanaa weekly, 16-4-98. [Archives:1998/16/Press Review]

April 20 1998

(Yemeni Socialist Party – YSP)   Main Headline:
1- Last issue of Al-Thawri was withdrawn from newsstands for publishing a front-page piece on the Prime Minister’s departure and the crisis in the government.
2- Al-Thawri journalists are still being interrogated by the Publications Prosecutor’s Office for writing articles critical of the state.
3- Yemen is to receive US assistance in return for military facilities on Socotra Island.
4- Blood feuds lead to tribal conflict flaring up again in Abyan, leaving 8 people seriously injured.
5- Opposition group in exile sends statements through fax to local newspapers in Yemen.
Article Summary:
Woman… an Issue
By Dikra Abbas
Many of the men who loudly call for women’s rights do not apply their alleged beliefs to their personal lives. If they were to implement a fraction of what they call for, the women’s situation would be ten times better.
Many men treat their wives according to the general morals of the society in which they live. The general conditions support or oblige them to do just that. Women will have to really fight for their rights and not rely on men to do that for them.
The authority in the former southern Yemeni state granted women almost all their rights. But since these rights were granted by men, not forcibly gained by women, they were easily eroded. Women there just remained passive.