The Arab Spring
What is happening in Yemen is really impressive. Yemen is a country of complex social structures; where tribal tradition is deeply rooted. The peaceful revolution of the Yemeni youth, which lasted more than one year, succeeded despite the provocations of the ruling class and its constant attempts to divert the revolution from its peaceful route.
Although the revolution has not completely shot down the regime of Ali Abdullah Saleh, it constituted the beginning of a new stage, which will culminate with a real change in society. The revolution should eliminate all evils of Yemen society; Yemen must get rid of qat consumption, carrying weapons, corruption and nepotism.
Women in Yemen and Arab countries are marginalized and their rights are abused. Women have no access to prominent state positions, and their participation in the legislative chambers is very limited. The revolution must emancipate women from the subjugation and despotism to which they are subjected. Women are considered inferior to men in Arab world; this is due to the male- dominated culture that attributes genius to men and absurdity to women.
There are enormous difficulties ahead, but with determination and the relentless struggle of young people, the revolution will triumph.