Almotamar.net, Saba - Former New Zealandís Prime Minister Mrs Jenifer Shipley said on Sunday the woman in Yemen has achieved a good position in comparison with some countries in the region. In opening of a 2-day workshop on increase of Yemeni womenís political participation, organised on Sunday by Yemen Women Union YWU and Madrid Club, Mrs Shipley called for her necessity of exchanging expertise in the world on how to support the woman and necessity of her presence in the civil society to help draw up plans and programmes.
She pointed out that Madrid Club hopes to improve the woman condition all over the world so that to enjoy her full rights , indicating that the Club sets up communities for taking up steps of leaders with regard to influencing improvement of the woman condition in the Yemeni society.
The two-day workshop, which comes as an extension for the last meeting held in February 2009, aims to increase the political participation of Yemeni women, Fathiah Mohammed, Deputy Chairwoman of YWU said in her speech.
She noted the role of civil society organizations, which work in the woman field, in the political literacy of women and empowering women economically to reach leadership positions.
On the other hand, the YWU's official pointed to the role of media in raising awareness of women status and their rights mentioned in Islam's teachings and Arab and international charters signed by Yemen as well as eliminating all forms of discrimination against women.
She has also called on the woman to prove her existence in accordance with her scientific efficiencies and practical experiences and to work in civil society organisations and the woman rights for eradication of the women political illiteracy as well s enabling them economically.
Taking part in the workshop is a number of women from political parties, civil society organisations and government.