Almotamar.net - The Executive Council of the Yemeni Writers Union YWU has on Sunday announced its condemnation and denunciation of the secessionist calls and any practices offending the unity and democracy.
In its closing abatement of its 3-day extraordinary session held in Sana’a the YWU called on the state and all partied of the political life to resort to logic and reason and open dialogue with civil society organisations, public opinion organisations and political parties springing from the keenness on the future of Yemen and its stability in the way guaranteeing dignity of the citizen and his right to honourable life and equal citizenship.
The statement pointed out that the YWU has followed up the developments at both national and international arenas particularly the those dangers threatening the country , beginning from the economic difficulties due to impact of the world economic crisis , security flaws and resorting to violence in addition to the growth of piracy that threatens Yemen and its neighbours.
YWU’s Council has come out with a vision of the recent events in the country and the ways of contributing in their solution. It has set up a committee for following up the events taking place in a number of Yemen areas. The committee is to be in continuous meeting to follow up the national issues and draw up cultural solutions and treatments hat would help stabilizing social peace and preserve the gains. The Unions vision also contained that all should realize the danger the current situations and what is happening in some of the southern and eastern governorates and keenness on the sound tackling and democracy and patriotism in addition to beginning a of a sincere dialogue with different political parties , including all opposition parties and civil society organisations as well as the active and good forces in the homeland and to explain facts to t o the people who pay the price of any seditions or insurgencies. It said the problems cannot be solved by force or violence but by return to the core and spirit of the unity of 22 May 1990, the commitment to its constitution, historical and civilization necessity in the life of the people as there is no backing off from this great accomplishment in the Arab political life overshadowed with challenges.
Ali Abdullah Saleh, chairman of the General People's Congress (GPC), received Mr. Sidrek Shafaizer, Chief of the International Committee Mission of the Red Cross. The meeting discussed the ICRC humanitarian activities in Yemen in order to provide services in the areas affected by conflict armed.
Shafaizer confirmed that International Committee almost has 250 activist disrupted among many Yemeni governorate like Sana'a, Aden, Taiz, Sa'ada, and Dalea.
The number of kidnapped children in Yemen during the last year reached 124, including 105 males and 19 females, Head of Seyaj Organization for childhood protection Ahmed Al-Qershi has said.
Al-Qershi added that most of the abducted children were victims of human trafficking .
In a press conference organized in Sana'a by the Monitoring and Advocating Center in Seyaj on the occasion of launching the first annual report on kidnapping children in Yemen 2013
al-Qershi confirmed that only 19 of children kidnapping cases were reported by their parents.
Safi did not commit any crime that deserved imprisonment. She was only friends with a man in a society that did not believe in that. Since her childhood, she used to have her friend drive her places because she trusted him, and never thought about it. One night, though, his car stalled and he went to repair it. A group of men demanded money from them, otherwise they would call the police and imprison them for immorality. The two friends did not listen, and as a result, Safi found herself in jail.
Safi didn’t face as many problems in prison as she did with society and her family. Once they found out, they left her to face things alone. One year passed, and when she was released, her eyes were filled with tears.
Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi met here on Tuesday with director of the GCC office in Sana'a Saad al-Arifi.
During the meeting, they reviewed the ongoing arrangements for the Friends of Yemen next meeting to be held in London on 29 April, as well as the latest developments in the local and international arenas.
Yemen and the US reviewed here on Tuesday aspects of joint cooperation in the telecommunication and information technology fields.
During their meeting, Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology Ahmed bin Daghr and Chargé d'affaires of the US embassy Karen Sasahara discussed the possible means of Yemen to benefit from the US telecommunication experiences and technologies.
Anxiety is affecting many Yemeni girls who are groaning under the burden of economic problems, which is one of the primary motivations for child marriage in the country. Mohammed Ali, a father of five daughters, said that he was fired from his job three years ago, and lost the income needed to provide them with a good education and comfortable life.
“I really feel guilty when I accept a marriage proposal for one of my daughters while she is still a child, but nothing is in my hands. Poverty leaves no way in front of me.”
Academic studies say that 52% of Yemeni girls accept marriage in their early years to escape poverty. The study also said that boys are also affected by the phenomenon.
The governments of the UK, Saudi Arabia and Yemen will co-chair the next Friends of Yemen meeting in London on 29 April, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office said in a press release on Monday.
The Friends of Yemen was established in 2010 to co-ordinate international support for Yemen and comprises 39 countries and organisations.
“With the conclusion of the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) earlier this year, Yemen has entered a new stage in its transition towards a constitutional referendum and elections”, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office added.
President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi received on Sunday at the Presidential Palace sheiks and dignitaries of al-Mahra and Socotra Archipelago provinces.
At the meeting, Hadi indicated to the critical situation Yemen has been experiencing nowadays, which needs as he said all national efforts in order to translate the NDC outcomes on the ground. "Yemen has got out of its crisis fairly and honorable,'' the President said.
He confirmed that the cooperation by the international community averted Yemen from dragging into several risks and dangers based on the expending the responsibility, wealth, and power under a new federal system which would achieve justice and fair.