World Population Day celebrated [Archives:2005/859/Local News]

July 14 2005

SANA'A- Under the slogan “equality is strength”, a public festival was staged last Monday evening on the occasion of the World Population Day that coincides with the 11th of July every year.

The event was organized by the National Population Council”s General Secretariat in cooperation with the UN Population Fund after the formal celebration of the occasion was scheduled to be held in the city of Mukalla.

The festival included a display of a Yemeni film on the issue of the rapid population growth experienced by the country and some of the traditions and concepts born by locals against birth control and family planning.

In addition, there was the performance of a skit entitled “The man inside the dock” with the aim to raise awareness among attendants about issues associated with early marriage and the misunderstanding of judges in dealing with marital issues.