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Mine detection dogs defend Yemen from mines

By: Bohdana Rambouskova, Communication Officer, Socotra Governance & Biodiversity Project The staff and the animals of the Mine Detection Dog Unit of the Yemen Executive Mine Action Center were appointed to a hard mission at the end of 2009: to clear from landmines and explosive remnants of war more


The Struggle for Enfranchising Women for Yemeni Elections "UNDP support targeted voter education for women across Yemen"

SANAA, Yemen — Elham Sarhan wears a badge of courage underneath her hijab. A small bump sits atop her forehead. It is a scar that is indicative of the reality faced by women here in Yemen, and the conviction that Mrs. Sarhan brings to her work as head of the Women’s Unit at the Supreme Commission fomore


The Tangible Dialogue : UNDP-Yemen Governance Team is Turning Perceptions into the Palpable

SANAA, YEMEN – Inside the five-star Movenpick Hotel Sanaa, in its large spacious halls, and vast marbled floors, some 565 delegates of the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference are attempting to turn a intangible dialogue about the nation’s most serious issues into a tangible – namely a new conmore


UNDP Deputy Regional Director Sends Message of Hope to Yemen

A few years ago, she was unable to say a word in front of a stranger. She was very shy and timid. But now, she is sitting with senior delegates of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) during a lunch organized by the Youth Economic Empowerment Project in which she was involved as a beneficiarymore


Women fight unemployment and shake gender stereotypes through painting

By Kawkab Althaibani At the far corner of the rigid walls of the 7 of July Girls School, 17 young women with blue jackets painting diligently these walls. Young women are engaged in a two-months painting activity and they are paid on a daily basis as part of a new approach called “3x6””, launched bmore

Bridging the gap between Youths and private sector

Job placement approach to stimulate rapid employment
"Lack of employment and prospect for the youth have been at the basis of the so called Arab spring. Without addressing this priority, any political transition risks being unsustainable. This is why UNDP supports national partners in fostering youth as the engine of the transition”, highlights Gustavo Gonzalez, UNDP Senior Country Director.

The Youth Economic Empowerment Project: Innovating the 3X6 Approach in Yemen