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Friends of Yemen conference in London

Published on 24 April 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

The next Friends of Yemen conference will be held on April 29 in London. It was initially planned to be held in Riyadh last month but it seems Yemen’s brothers “competed” to host it, so Yemen’s friends decided to take it to London.

Education matters

Published on 17 April 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Most politicians and decision makers would not disagree with the fact that investing in education is vital to a country’s development. However, only a few ever act on this point.

Why not me?

Published on 10 April 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

I have just returned from the Big Apple where I took part in the riveting “Women in the World” summit.

Why are we still debating child marriages in Yemen?

Published on 3 April 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

I can’t begin to understand why we are still trying to convince some people in Yemen that child marriages should be banned!

Poor must be cushioned from fuel subsidy cuts

Published on 27 March 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

The angry protestors smashed windows, broke fences and climbed street lampposts. It was one of the rowdiest scenes I had ever personally witnessed. They were mostly youth, all male, and extremely hyper.

Problems in Yemen’s transitional road map

Published on 20 March 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

According to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Initiative brokered in November 2011, Yemen should have completed its transition from Saleh’s three-decade-long autocracy into a more democratic form of government by February 2014.

Women’s Day is over…welcome to 364 days for men

Published on 13 March 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

International Women’s Day was March 8. On March 9, I received an image via Whatsapp with a cartoon of a caveman who is saying, “International Women’s Day is over, welcome to 364 days for men.”

The Popular Heritage Museum needs a home

Published on 30 November -1 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

The only national museum of Yemeni heritage has been closed for the last four years. Several other museums have also closed—whether for management or security reasons—but the story of the Popular Heritage Museum is different.

Shooting ourselves in the foot

Published on 27 February 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

Just when we started to see progress with the power-transfer process after the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference last month, politicians are resorting to their old ways, trying to derail the process.

Time for Yemen’s citizens to act

Published on 20 February 2014 by Nadia Al-Sakkaf in View Point

One of the key reasons why Yemen has been able to sail through its transition so far is the unanimous support it received from the international community especially through the United Nations Security Council.

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