Almotamar.net - A workshop on invigorating role of the media women in Yemen on Friday called for the necessity of convincing the general assembly of the Yemen Journalists Syndicate YJS at the first meeting to adopt a 20% daft quota for women in the next YJS council.
In the mean time the Chairman of Yemeni journalists Nassr Taha Mustafa announced at the same activity that the 4th conference of the YJS to be held on Saturday would discuss the subject of the quota by 20% for the media women. The topic is part of the draft amendments of the YJS statute. He indicated that the proportion of media women in the syndicate was still little compared to the number of the syndicate male members.
The call came at a workshop organized by Yemen Women Media Forum YWMF on activation of media women role at the YJS and honouring of a number of media women and men on the World Women Day held in cooperation with the Dutch and American embassies in Yemen lat Thursday.
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.