Conference on women’s rights to be held in Sana’a [Archives:2004/788/Local News]

November 8 2004

Hassan Al-Zaidi
The Yemeni government represented by the Ministry of Human Rights is organizing a European – Gulf dialogue on women's rights Dec. 20 and 21, in Sana'a.
The European Union presided over by the Kingdom of Netherlands and the Organization of “No Peace Without Justice” cooperates with Yemen in holding the dialogue.
Some 300 organizations are participating in the conference, 150 of which are from Yemen representing the government and the civil community organizations, 50 organizations from the Gulf countries, and 100 EU and international organizations.
The conference focuses on issues relating to the woman's political participation and decision-making as well as giving her the chance to participate in different aspects of life, considering these as the rights of women to do so.
The conference comes as a result of comments by Salafi currents in Yemen, particularly as they relate to Gulf countries and the roles of women politically and economically.