Supporting Civil Society in Yemen: Through including women in political participation and decision making positions our partners in Yemen have recommended that supporting a peaceful development initiative through having women at the negotiating tables and ensuring their involvement in military monitoring and evaluation committees are seen as a way forward.

“At this time in Yemen we are in need for a strategy to cooperate with the government and civil society to ensure commitment to the Security Council Resolution 1325 both at the national and international level.

We also need to ensure women and girls’ protection during conflict, to secure their needs and to ensure their participation in the peace process.

They should also be included in Military Monitoring and Evaluation committees.

This could only be done through including women in political participation and decision-making positions to create a state of political citizenship and social justice.

We would also like to encourage the provision of technical support from the international community in order to strengthen capacity building of the civil society in monitoring and evaluating. The objective should be for development and not for militarism.

The women of Yemen do not support militarisation of the country and do not support the rising number of armies to protect them.

We call on the international community to support a peaceful development initiative through having women at the negotiating tables for they are the ones who bring about security and peace.”