To help choose representatives, a workshop, funded by the UNFPA and organized by the WNC and the YWU, was held early this week in Sana'a.
We demand to be treated like all other political parties." Ramziah al-Eryani, head of YWU, said, "We are at a crucial point in Yemen.
Shafiqa Saeed Abdu, head of WNC, said, "This workshop aims to determine the standards for choosing the representatives for the preparatory committee of the NDC." The YWU, represented by Ramziah Al-Eryani and other members, handed a list to Yahia Al-Ra'i, head of parliament, containing the signatures of almost 3 million women demanding that women be allowed to hold authoritative positions in government facilities and civil organizations to increase women's effectiveness and participation in political issues, especially elections.
Leaders of YWU
stressed that they will work for implementation of NDC and the success of the transition Yemen is currently witnessing, appreciating HadiA's support to Yemeni women.
Al-Weam House, which is run by the YWU, was established in 2009 to give shelter to and rehabilitate female offenders whose families abandoned them when they were sent to prison.
The YWU offers free training courses to female prisoners on incense-making, sewing and embroidery.
40 participants from YWU's branch across the country and representatives of parties discuss in the workshop that last for three days work papers on leadership variations, its theories and gender.
YWU's Chairwoman Ramziya al- Iryani and Head of the union branch in Aden Fatima Muraisi delivered speeches in which they talked about importance of women's participation in political life and developing their skills in addition to rising social enlightenment on their participation.
At the meeting, Ramzya al-Iriyani reviewed the YWU
's activities and programs, particularly in health area, adding that the second stage of the HDC project is being carrying out in provinces Amran, Hajjah, Mahweet.
In this regard, the arrangements made to launch the project were discussed here in a meeting held here and chaired by Aden Governor Adnan al-Jeffri with attendance of the YWU
's executive office director and Secretary-General of the Arab Women Union Ramzia al-Eryani and the WB's representative Julie Williams.
The course was organized by the Yemeni Women's Union (YWU
) branch in Saada province in cooperation with OXFAM International.
Vice President Abdu Rabo Mansour Hadi said on Wednesday there are decrees would be issued appointing 11 deputy ministers and 12 directors general from women.<p>In his speech at the opening of the third conference of Yemen Women Union (YWU
) , Hadi announced approving 120 job posts for women working a the YWU
in the different provinces of the country within the next year budget.