Almotamar.net - Ambassador of the Kingdom of Holland to Yemen that supports programme of the sisters Forum said on Sunday that his country supports and helps Yemen for a long time in the field of drawing up policies and planning pertaining to curb the phenomenon of valence directed against the woman and the children. For her part , Chairwoman of the Sisters Forum SAF Amal al-Basha disclosed cases of rapes , which she did not specify their number committed by al-Houthi group in Saada province , north Yemen , in an dictation to a sample of other crimes against the women, children and growth.
Those remarks came in an opening of a workshop organized Sunday by Arab Sisters Forum for Human Rights. It was the first training workshop on mechanisms of legal protection for curbing violence against women and children. It comes as part of its programme on the legal protection for women and children against violence, financed by the Dutch kingdom.
The Dutch ambassador clarified that his government supports symposiums in this regard for reaching the targeted goals in he field of fighting violence, talking about two types of support; one technical and the other one financial. He added that there must be understanding based on the social gender and the dialogue should be between different segments so as to reach to important results.
For her part Amal al-Basha said her Forum seeks to draw up plans and define mechanisms with her partners for limiting violence against women and children and fighting it especially sexual violence and to make religious men and women and civil society organisations realize the problem of fomenting and violence and indicated to cases of rape committed by al-Houthi group , in reference to a sample of crimes of the Houthi elements of sabotage and terror against women and children in the province of Saada , north Yemen.
The cabinet Wednesday meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Khaled Bahah, discussed a number of proposals and visions to improve performance of the civil service and activate its organizational, planning, consultative and supervisory roles.
The cabinet session discussed a presentation by the Minister of Civil Service and Insurance over the current situation of the public employments and the necessary reforms as well as improving the public administration since it is the core foundation to serve social and economic service.
It also reviewed the big consequences due to the lack of implementing retirement system for employees who reached either retirement conditions as per the applicable law and its negative consequences.
In this respect, Minister of Civil Service and Insurance made clear that the number of employees who meet retirement conditions and not retired up to 2014 reached 19, 555 at the central and local levels.
The cabinet asked all concerned ministries and institutions to take the prompt procedures and measures to apply retirement law.
Justice Minister Khaled Ba-Junaid discussed on Tuesday with UNICEF's Deputy Representative in Yemen Jeremy Hopkins aspects of mutual cooperation in promoting the juvenile care.
In the meeting, Ba-Junaid affirmed the importance to unite efforts of the community and official bodies to improve juvenile and childhood conditions in general, confirming the importance of dealing with juvenile cases as soon as possible and to avoid juveniles staying in prison for a long time without a court sentence.
The government of Yemen and donors held the fourth follow-up meeting today in Sana’a to discuss the progress made in the Mutual Accountability Framework (MAF) and the level of aid absorption in the last quarter of this year.
The meeting was chaired by the Yemeni Prime Minister, the Chairman of Executive Bureau to Accelerate Aid Absorption and Support for Policy Reforms Board (EB), Eng. Khalid Bahah, from the government and the World Bank, G4 and GCC Mission representing donors. The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Planning, Finance, Transport, Public Works, Trade number of deputies and government institutions chairmen.
The meeting, which was attended by GCC ambassadors and donors representatives as well as private sector, parliament and CSO representatives, has discussed the policy reforms implementation and absorption of donors’ aid included in the EB’s annual report. The meeting also debated the next steps and mutual commitments of both the government and donors.
Mrs. Amatalim Alsoswa, the EB’s Managing Director, welcomed the attendees and highlighted the significance of the meeting which was held after the formation of the technocratic government led by PM Eng. Khaled Bahah. She also said that the meeting was held after one year passed since the launching of the EB under which worked under exceptional security, political, economic and stability challenges.
“The Yemeni government and donors community should agree on a work plan and a mechanism to increase the level of allocation, approval and disbursement of the remaining funds as well as the development of a National Plan for the Foreign Aid as it represents a primary indicator and regulator of the GoY-donors relationship from one side, and the government.” Mrs. Alsoswa said.
From his side, the Prime Minister stressed that the cabinet targeted a number of priorities in its program. The primary priorities were security, stability, spreading State’s control and push the economic development wheel forward. “The government is working to make the best use of the donors’ pledges and reach high absorption rates for these resources
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the Tuesday bomb attacks in Radaa city in Bayda province, which killed more than 25 people, including at least 15 schoolgirls.
"There is absolutely no justification for such cowardly terrorist acts that brutally take the lives of innocent civilians, including children", said a statement read by Spokesman for UN Secretary-General.
The statement called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
In the statement , the UN Secretary-General expressed his sympathies and sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these heinous attacks.
The UN Secretary General Advisor on Yemen Affairs Jamal Binomar condemned on Friday the two terrorist attacks which took place on Tuesday in Rada city, Al-Baidha governorate, claiming the lives of 26 people, mostly children.
In a statement issued on Friday, Binomar said that: “As we offer our condolences to the families of the victims, we condemn these two terror attacks.”
An informed source in the local authority in Hodeidah governorate has said that terror elements attacked one of the “Ansar Allah” popular committees location in Kornish street using a booby-trapped car.
members of the popular committees confronted the attack killing two suicide bombers before they blew themselves up while the two others managed to blow themselves up.
The Parliament approved in its meeting on Thursday the Government's general program and voted unanimously to give confidence to the government.
After completing the discussion of the government program, the parliament listened to a report by the parliamentary committee on the main observations made during the debates and directed a number of recommendations to the government