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.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.