WCI ALWANE Yemen is a committee of the Women's Campaign International (WCI) which seeks to generate discourse around pressing challenges to women's full participation in society. It works in cooperation and coordination with several local civil society organisations and regional programmes.
WCI ALWANE is part of an established regional coalition of experienced and emerging leaders from sixteen countries across the Middle East and North Africa, which have come together to work towards the advancement of women's leadership in the Arab World. This coalition includes male and female academics, activists, experts, entrepreneurs, and young people committed to social change and gender equality.
Working at national and regional level, the coalition aims to generate discourse around pressing challenges to women's full participation in society, as well as share intra-regional success stories. By working together, it aims to raise awareness, create a platform for dialogue, advocate for change, and influence regional, national and international policies affecting women's participation in society.
Activities in 2014
- Morning workshops on the occasion of World Poetry Day, 2014: This took place on March 24, 2014. Attendance was more than 400 people (both male and female). Activities included art events, competitions and poetry awards. A brochure was designed and distributed to attendees.
- Training Workshop on federalism and political decentralisation: this lasted for two days with the participation of thirty participants from students and graduates of the University of IBB.
- Participation in International Women's Day on March 8, 2014: The organisation established an art gallery which included many paintings which represented women's issues. A large number of young female artists participated.