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Gender Jihad: Enhancing Female Access in Politics

Donna Kennedy-Glans – Yemen’s 2006 election was not only a barometer of pluralism in the Arab world, but also, a barometer of hope within Yemen. The September 2006 election results in Yemen mark the first time in modern Arab history that a president was seriously contested by an opponent with substantial popular support. The election […]

Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | September 30, 2010

Thoughts on President Obama’s Speech by 100 Arab & Muslim Leaders

From: Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy “President Obama’s Cairo speech was unprecedented in a number of ways. Firstly, it sought to establish common ground with Muslims by stressing that human rights and democracy, for example, are shared universal concerns and that there are strong historical links between the West and the Islamic […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | September 3, 2010

Chatham House: The Yemen Forum

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Posted in More Resources, Resource Centre | Keywords: , | May 30, 2010

Yemen wishes fruitful results from Yemen Friends Group meeting

From: Yemen News Agency SANA’A, March 21 (Saba)-Yemen wishes the meeting of Yemen Friends Group will come out with fruitful results that help Yemen to face its current problems. In an interview with Mahatat Magazine, the Prime Minister Ali Mujawar wished that the meeting would enhance capacities of Yemen to face its ongoing challenges and […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | March 21, 2010

Putting Gender Equality on the Business and Human Rights Agenda

by Kathryn Dovey This week the United Nations is launching a set of Women’s Empowerment Principles as part of events to mark International Women’s Day 2010. The principles – an initiative of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) – are a code of conduct for companies on gender […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | March 10, 2010

Yemen Forum News

From: Chatham House International interest in Yemen reached unprecedented levels last month, with 24 countries attending Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s London meeting to discuss radicalisation and counter-terrorism in this strategic state. The Yemen Forum has been feeding into the current debate and providing analysis on the key challenges for the country in 2010 and beyond. […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | February 1, 2010

New citizenship guide says no to ‘barbaric’ practices

by Josie Ensor Canada’s revamped citizenship guide warns newcomers that “barbaric cultural practices” such as honour killings will not be tolerated, marking a stronger tone against importing beliefs that clash with Canadian values. “In Canada, men and women are equal under the law,” the document says. “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 11, 2009

An evening with the Grand Mufti

by Michael Gerson Sheik Ali Gomaa, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, possesses a wonderfully exotic title, a scholarly manner and the unique burden of issuing about 5,000 fatwas a week — the judicial rulings that help guide the lives of the Muslim faithful. On a recent visit to the United States, he explained to me […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | October 23, 2009

The Problem with the Pink Book

by Barbara Kay With much fanfare, the Liberal Women’s Caucus – 39 female Liberal MPs and senators – has released their 40-page Pink Book, Volume III. Clearly a great deal of midnight oil was consumed by the Pink Book writers in agonizing lucubrations about what Canadian women really, really want from their government. Keen political social […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | October 22, 2009

Liberals Update the ‘Pink Book’ on Women’s Issues

by David Akin OTTAWA — Opposition leader Michael Ignatieff promised Wednesday to put equality for women at the centre of his party’s policy platform in the next general election, calling a set of policy proposals to improve the lives of Canadian women “the conscience of the Liberal party.” “This is a party that’s always understood […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | October 21, 2009

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