Mother and Women’s Day Celebrated in Taiz [Archives:1999/13/Local News]

March 29 1999

Organized by the Yemeni Women’s Union (YWU), Taiz branch, a festival to celebrate Mother’s Day and the World Women’s Day was held in Taiz at the Cultural C enter on Thursday, March 18.
Two kids from Al-Amal Nursery, kicked off the chain of events which went on for five hours. Representatives from different government and non-government organizations delivered speeches which stressed the rising role of women in public life. “No society can expect to make real headway if half of it is paralyzed,” announced Ms. Suad Al-Absi, chairperson of the YWU/Taiz. She urged the community to make room and provide facilities that help mobilize the contribution of women to our society.
Then, more kids performed and acted. Their performance was marvelous and impressed the audience. The plays focused on children’s rights and the need to protect the little ones.
At the end of the festival, certificates of appreciation were bestowed.