Ebtihag Alkamal - Some politicians believe that democracy is based –only-on constitutional foundation and legal texts, so they claim that the absence of ideal experiences in democracy, freedoms, human rights means the failure of the political regime of the country.
Those people ignore that democratic and evolution change and the respect of human rights are not a production of legislative process only but production of political, social and cultural development ,and that process may takes long time.
As the change of the legislative infrastructure and its continuous improvement is a necessity for democratic development ,hence the influence in culture and minds of political leaders , the expansion of the political participation ground and upgrading the awareness of rights and democratic conduct occupy the same importance which the democratic legislations have.
The continuation in changing different institutions in the society to the same direction where the democratic process is moving at to create a generation believe in democracy and respect human rights, especially when we talk about Yemen –which spent decades under totalitarian and dictator regimes.
Although Yemeni democratic experience is short-about 15 years old- but it exposed that Yemeni socity is attempting to make this transformation achievable and becomes a final choice without return.
During the past fifteen years of the age of democracy in Yemen ,many political activities ,social ,economical , and cultural interaction took place which confirmed the democratic choice as a best choice for rapid development.
The country has witnessed three parliamentary elections , presidential election , local governance elections, two referendums , free journalism emerged and plurality as well.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh called political parties to expand women participation in policy and public life. He stressed in his speeches on women empowerment while hisarty (GPC) suggesting 10 percent representation in political decision-making. )
To achieve all that in underdevelopment country- like Yemen –during fifteen years is to be considered as.
To achieve all that in one of developing country- like Yemen –during fifteen years is to be considered as hopeful and progressive steps towards stable democracy in the country.
The critical question is : why we want Yemeni democracy to jump to remote distances in order to be on one line with western world –during 15 years only! Could democracy jump over realities of its society!? I do not think that.
Dr Rasheed (Guest)
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The Saudi-led coalition's warplanes and its mercenaries continued to breach the UN-announced ceasefire in several provinces during the past 24 hours, a military official said Sunday.
The aggression's war jets dropped sound bombs on al-Nahdain and Noqm areas in the Capital and launched two sorties on Nehm district and two on al-Shurfa area in Bani Hushaish district in Sana'a province, the official said.
He added the aggression dropped also four sound bombs on al-Shahel district and petrol bombs on al-Mazraq in Haradh district in Hajjah province.
In Jawf province, three children were wounded by the Saudi air bombing on al-Muaimerah area in al-Moton district, which was targeted by two air raids.
The Saudi-led coalition's warplanes and its mercenaries continued to breach the UN-announced ceasefire in several provinces during the past 24 hours, a military official said Saturday.
The official said that the Saudi war jets kept flying in the skies of the provinces of Sana'a, Jawf, Mareb, Sa'ada, Amran, Hajjah, Hodeidah and Mahweet.
The hostile warplanes waged six raids on al-Majaweha area in Nehm district and two others on Bani Hoshish district in Sana'a province, while Riyadh's mercenaries pounded the areas of Dhaboa'a, Mabda'a, al-Majaweha and al-Houl in Nehm with missiles, the official elaborated.
In Jawf, the war jets of the Saudi aggression launched two raids on the districts of al-Masloub and al-Ghail, while the hirelings pounded al-Maton district with artillery shells.
A military vehicle carrying 23-caliber machine gun belonging to the mercenaries was burned when the army and popular committees forces repelled their failed attempt to advance on Waqaz area in al-Masloub district
At least a citizen was killed and five others were wounded on Friday in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on Moza’ district in Taiz province.
A local official said that the raid targeted a truck loaded with cement on the main road in al-Hardain area of Moza’ district, which led to the killing of a citizen, injuring five others and damaging the truck’s load.
The aggression’s warplanes waged two raids on the coastal city of Mocha, the official added.
A senior United Nations relief official has warned of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen due to the continuing conflict.
“Seeing the plight of the Yemeni people first-hand reinforces the need for national and international humanitarian actors to scale up their response to protect and support the population,” John Ging, Director of Operations in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
More than 13 million people in need of immediate life-saving assistance in Yemen, Ging stated following his three-day visit to the country with Emergency Director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Rick Brennan, and Deputy Emergency Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Gian Carlo Cirri.
He pointed out that the healthy food and access to health care are among the more requirements of the population.
Since mid-March 2015, the conflict has prompted a widening protection crisis, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation brought on by years of poverty, poor governance and instability. Over 7.6 million people are severely food insecure, and 2.5 million people have been displaced by violent conflict since January 2014.
The national delegation consisting of representatives of the General People’s Congress headed by Mr. Aref Awad Azwkaand and Ansarullah headed by Mr. Mohammed Abdulsalam held on Thursday, two sessions with the UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed,.
The two sessions discussed a roadmap for a transitional period and the need to completely stop hostilities.
The national delegation stressed the need for supporting the ceasefire the existing stage is governed by consensus and partnership, and that the key solution is consensus on a transitional authority.