Training session on Gender Equality and Power-Sharing in Yemen

Tawakkol Karman, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize opened the event.

The Forum of Federations, with the support of the Government of Canada’s Fund for Local Initiatives, held a training session on gender and power-sharing in Sana’a, Yemen on February 2-3, 2014.

Ministry of Local Administration honors the Canadian Embassy and the Forum of Federations for the work they have done in Yemen so far.
(Above Picture)Hussan Al Hukari, Director of International Cooperation, Ministry of Local Administration with Ram Kamineni, First Secretary, Embassy of Canada in Saudi Arabia.

The session examined the opportunities for gender equality in devolved systems of government, including the expanded points of entry for political participation and electoral tools to facilitate increased political representation. The meeting brought together over 30 officials, youth and civil society leaders from throughout Yemen, and was opened by Tawakkol Karman, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

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