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Empowering Women in Yemen

 

 

Activists and officials in Yemen are finishing work on proposals to improve its worst-in-the-world record on opportunities for women.

Counterpart International’s Responsive Governance Project (RGP), the Ministry of Human Rights and the Women’s National Committee plan to unveil the agenda at a conference March 19 in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

“Yemen is one of the worst countries in the world in terms of the gender disparity,” says Abdul Karim Alaug, Deputy Chief of the RGP in Yemen. The program has been helping civil society groups develop policies to address what they have identified as Yemen’s critical problems. And Alaug says the status of women is “a crosscutting issue” that affects Yemen’s progress in all areas. Read more >