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Political leadership concerns to support women political empowerment, says PM

Political leadership concerns to support women political empowerment, says PM

[01/March/2009]

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SANA'A, Feb. 01 (Saba)- Prime Minister Ali Mujawar said on Sunday that the political leadership represented by President Ali Abdullah Saleh concerns to support women issue and their hopes.

Addressing second round of central council of the Yemen Women Union, Mujawar said that the political leadership concerns to give space for women to take part in the social and economic development in the society, affirming importance of women political empowerment.

He pointed out to the initiative of president Saleh to allocate 15 percent of seats in parliament and Shoura council for women, saying that the government would work together with all to support the union to achieve hopes of women to improve their incomes and raise awareness among society about rights of women.

Mujawar also pointed out that the third five-year plan for economic and social plan included programs that meet development needs for women.

The prime minister also said that the partnership between the government and the civil society organizations to run the development should be based on transparency and credibility as well as creating good climate to bring this partnership into success.

He called on the civil society organizations including the union to support efforts of the government to enhance women empowerment and leadership capacities for women to play active role to support programs of combating poverty.

Meanwhile, Mujawar opened on Saturday first women cultural and sport festival which was organized by the women department at the ministry of youths and sport in cooperation with different civil society organizations. The festival will last for one week.

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