Yemen in Focus: 'No women, no government' movement demands political participation

Leading activists in Yemen have slammed the formation of a new government that left out women for the first time in two decades. A feminist movement, which has stepped up a campaign dubbed ‘No Women, No Government’ in recent weeks, described the move as an “unfair discrimination against women’s rights to political participation”. “We hold the the president, prime minister and heads and secretaries of political parties and forces, as well as the Southern Transitional Council, accountable,” a statement said. “Yemeni women are the lifeline and partners in the battle to restore the state at all le…

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