Binomar meets with female activists
In the meeting, held at the Sheba Hotel, women’s issues and preparations for the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) were discussed.
Nabeela Al-Hakimi, a lawyer and a journalist, inquired, “Who is the woman supposed to be a member of the dialogue preparatory committee, and what is she supposed to do? As a representative of women, she must be given a good rate in the NDC.”
Al-Hakimi also questioned whether or not independent women and women in change squares across Yemen would be represented in the dialogue.
In a conversation with Binomar, Shafeeqa Morshed, a political activist, said, “The elements needed for the success of the dialogue are not available because each party is trying to defend its opinion. Many of us care only for their personal interests and don’t pay attention to national interests.
“We must be aware of dialogue’s importance and listen to other parties’ opinions. We mustn’t judge people in advance and have to accept their views. We must reach an agreement for the advantage of our country. This isn’t found in the Yemeni government so far.”
Salwa Zuhra, daughter of Ali Qanaf Zuhra, a political prisoner arrested by the former government, said, “How can we have dialogue while our demands aren’t seriously taken into consideration?”
During the meeting, Binomar spoke about key points of the National Dialogue.
“I hope we will reach an agreement regarding transitional justice law soon,” he said. “Nowadays, we are waiting for the discussion of decision number 2151 regarding Yemen by the Security Council.
Regarding dialogue participation, Binomar said it is important to have a “logical number of participants” because too many would negatively impact the decision-making process.
“We ensure that women will effectively participate in the dialogue and participate in government and other departments that will be established during the transitional period,” Binomar said.