In Brief [Archives:2008/1199/Local News]

October 16 2008


– Training course for Yemeni female journalists to be organized

A workshop for Yemeni female journalists is to be organized next Saturday and it will center on mechanism to enhance professional and union work for the journalists.

During the one-day workshop, which would be organized by the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate, the participants will receive a training on how they coordinate among them, ways to promote their existence at syndicate committees and support their candidacy for syndicate elections.

Silviag Sydet, an expert at the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) will conduct the training.

Secretary general of the syndicate Marwan Damag said the workshop is designed to enhance Yemeni female journalists' professional and union work.

Furthermore, it will highlight their participation in annual and quarterly syndicate activities as well as developing ways of searching for better training opportunities.

– Anti-violence against women session concluded in Aden

In cooperation with the UNFPA, Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs concluded on Tuesday a training course on anti- violence a against women session for 30 preachers representing the provinces of Aden, Hadramout and Ibb and lasted for three days.

During the session, the participants received lectures on the causes of the phenomenon of violence against women, understanding the social reality on the concept of the equality in rights and duties, the commitment of religious moderation.

The session raised awareness on combating violence a against women and highlighted that the issue of violence against women is one of the mistakes that should be discarded.

– Yemeni-Saudi ministerial committee to meet in Sana'a next November

Yemeni-Saudi Following up Ministerial Committee which emerged from Yemeni-Saudi Coordination Council (YSCC) is to hold its meeting in Sana'a next November.

Co-chaired by Minster of Planning and International Cooperation Abdul-Karim al-Arhabi from the Yemeni part and Minister of Industry and Commerce Abdullah Redha form the Saudi part, the committee would discuss a number of topics concerning preparations for holding the YSCC's 19th round late of 2008. The round would be presided over by Prime Minister Ali Mujawar and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz.

Speaking to Saba, Yemen's ambassador to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ali al-Ahwal said that holding YSCC's 19th round this year has great importance for being held after President Saleh's recent visit to the kingdom for enhancing cooperation between the two countries.

He said that the committee would study draft treaties for allocating SR 798, 5 million from the Saudi grant to Yemen the kingdom has committed itself to provide during London donor conference held two years ago in London.

He made it clear that the treaties would be signed during the 19th round's meeting are about supporting many development projects in Yemen as well as supporting exports between the two countries.

He added the YSCC's 19th round would focus on easing industrial and trade activities between the two countries, in addition to enhance cooperation between the two countries in fields of technical education, higher education and health.

– Kuwaiti delegation arrives in Yemen for Sana'a' 25th Int'l Book Fair

Secretary general of the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Bader Al-Rifai arrived on Tuesday along with a delegation accompanying in Yemen.

The aim of the visit is to take part in the Sana'a 25th Intenational Book Fair which will start on October 15.

Al-Rifai said the Kuwaiti delegation will participate at the fair with 400 book titles including the six famous releases of the council Alam al-Ma'arefah, Alam al-Fikr, the International theater, the Art Magazine and the World Culture Magazine along with some Kuwaiti writers publications.

– Preparations for Global Hand Wash Day celebration discussed

Sana'a Capital Secretariat and UNICEF held Monday meeting for discussing preparations for holding the Global Hand Wash Day celebration, organized by Education Ministry and the organization, next Saturday.

The meeting dealt with role of schools and education cadre in rooting the “Al-Nadhafa min al-Eaman”” doctrine