In today’s world, there are many concerns that come up about women, their rights, and their lives. In my research, I’ve started to see that there are many countries that are putting together nationally recognized organizations in order to help women to thrive and have rights related to bodily autonomy, economics, and more.
The Women National Committee is a committee that was founded in Yemen, and has been getting a lot of attention lately. Let’s take a look at what it is and why it matters.
What Is It?
The Women National Committee was developed to help advance women in Yemen. By working as a part of the government, they have started to help women all over the country to reach their potential, feel safe, and move forward in economic and freedom related ways. Their organization is rooted in Yemen’s Constitution, and it helps to push forward the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (an international agreement that Yemen is included in).
Why Does it Exist?
Yemen, like many Middle Eastern countries, has a disparity when it comes to gender equality, and this organization was developed to help work toward equality and safety for women. Sadly, domestic violence is a big issue throughout the country, and in order to address it, a larger organization needed to be formed. This committee developed the National Strategy for Women, which focused on a number of things related to women’s rights and safety. They have also compiled databases, put together studies and statistical analyses related to women’s needs and rights, and this was necessary for a long time in Yemen.
How Can We Help It to Thrive?
There are many different ways that we can help this (and other organizations like it) to thrive in the best ways possible. One of the ways is by donating to member organizations that are helping to further the Women National Committee. Another way is by supporting policies that would help countries like Yemen to be able to get the aid that they need in order to further this committee and other initiatives related to women’s equality. Lastly, sharing information and letting people know what this organization, and others, are doing is also important.
The organization continues to expand and work with nonprofits all over the country and the world to help further their cause and help women to get the resources that they need. This organization plans to continue its fight against gender discrimination, violence against women, and other issues that are common all over the world.
There is so much that this organization is working to do, and it’s really amazing to see just how much of a difference that it’s starting to make when it comes to Yemen and everything that the country needs. Working out details related to women’s rights in the country and helping women to thrive should always be a priority, and United Nations recognized organizations like the Women National Committee make a big difference in this arena.