Saturday, July 28, 2012
Yemeni Women at the Front Lines for Change
"Statistics show that women are 50.8% of [Yemen’s] total population, so it is only fair that women be treated like men when it comes to services and opportunities for their development. But in reality, women still significantly lag behind in human development when compared to men. The illiteracy rate is 69.1% for women, compared to 27.3% of men. The problem is worse in rural areas, where women’s illiteracy is estimated at 80.56% compared to 40.25% in urban areas."
That was an extract from a very insightful piece I just read about women in Yemen. You can read more here at al-monitor.com