First Yemeni women join the inspection field [Archives:2007/1025/Local News]

February 15 2007

SANA'A. Feb. 13 ) Yemeni women are taking a step forward by, for the first time, joining the inspection sector in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, said Ali Bin Mohammed, deputy minister of labor and social affairs for the labor sector, in a workshop on Saturday.

Entitled “Exchanging Arab Experiences and Developing Abilities,” the workshop was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower & Employment and the International Labor Organization.

International Labor Organization expert Nagwa Al-Khosaifi said they noticed that Yemeni women have a very weak role in the ministry's inspection sector. “We discussed this issue with the deputy minister for the labor sector in order to allow more women to work in inspection administrations and vocational health and safety. Consequently, the ministry selected several competent women for training at this workshop,” she noted.

Al-Khosaifi said the workshop aims to enhance the general administration's competence and abilities to develop working women in order to contribute in activating the national strategy for women's labor, which essentially is in harmony with labor organization aims.

Egyptian Ambassador in Sana'a Mohammed Morsi Awad noted that the workshop is an application of protocols Yemen and Egypt signed last May.