Browse by Theme: Gender Equality

CARE International in Yemen is proud to have been associated with this initiative with rural women in Al Mahweet.

The accounts of the village men and women who took part speak clearly and positively of the real and lasting changes in their lives which have happened thanks to the hard work and dedication of CARE staff working in close partnership with local communities in Yemen under the coordination of Faiza Hisham and Stephany Kersten.

We hope that the images and accounts in this book will inspire the imaginations of others to help change the lives of more women in rural communities everywhere. This resource is also available in Arabic.

Empowerment of women, as formulated by CARE staff, is building the capacity of women to improve their knowledge, experiences and skills to make decisions, improve the livelihood of themselves and their families, to participate in development, and improve her self esteem, within the context of Islamic rules and beliefs.

For two years, CARE has been working with 13 women’s associations in Al Mahweet governorate to increase their capacity, manage their associations and to take charge of their own empowerment.

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On 31 October 2000 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1325, which stands as a landmark for the recognition of women’s rights in armed conflict.

Women are not only recognized as victims, but also as important actors in the post-war reconstruction.

The resolution addresses the need to increase women’s representation in peace processes and to support women’s peace initiatives.

It also addresses women’s vulnerability in armed conflict, particularly through gender based violence, and the need to prosecute such crimes.

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