Almotamar.net - Chairperson of the National Committee for Woman NCW in Yemen Rashida al-Hamdani has Saturday revealed about a political project carried out by the NCW at the present with support by the British embassy in Yemen with the aim of increasing the numbers of woman candidates for parliament seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled next April.
Al-Hamdani said the project is addressed to political parties, civil society organisations, religious men and scholars, university students, jurists, MPs, and woman training centres for informing on the woman’s constitutional and legal rights.
Yemeni news agency quoted Ms al-Hamdani as saying the 4th national conference for the woman next March would adopt the call for application of the quota system which has been long awaited.
In the same context member of the permanent committee, the head of the woman office at the General People’s Congress GPC Fatma al-Khatri has affirmed in previous statement tendencies of the GPC for encouraging a large number of women to engage in the upcoming parliamentary elections in Yemen in April 2009.
In 2007 the opposition Yemen Congregation for Reform (Islah) Islamic oriented Party maintained its having political and media sway over the Joint meeting Parties (JMP) block, also consisting of Yemen Socialist Party and the Nasserite Unionist Organisation.
Doctors use the word “crisis” to describe the point at which a patient either starts to recover or dies. President George W. Bush’s Iraqi patient now seems to have reached that point. Most commentators appear to think that Bush’s latest prescription – a surge of 20,000 additional troops to suppress the militias in Baghdad – will, at best, merely postpone the inevitable death of his dream of a democratic Iraq. Yet as “Battle of Baghdad” begins, factors beyond Bush’s control and not of his making (at least not intentionally) may just save Iraq from its doom.