Women: Why Should Yemeni Women Work?

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Why should Yemeni women work? In Yemen women have been facing a lot of difficulties and challenges to get their rights to work. The society must help them control their lives, have the opportunity to participate and show their power which can support them to be better in their lives. While most of Yemeni men think women have to work at home and in agricultural lands, women in Yemen had better get their rights to work in order to be strong, independent and to be able to participate in all life’s aspects.

Being strong and independent women means that they are able to find happiness on their own. They have self-confidence without having to rely on another person or society for validation. It also means that they are the one who pays their own
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They are a major part of the society and they share in saving the balance between the society and families. To be a real and active member in a society, they are supposed to work, but unfortunately, they do not. They should work to engage in all the aspects of life. Society, especially men, have to encourage them to take control of their lives. Women can work as professional teachers. When they teach, they are more patient than men and they understand students’ problems. In addition, female doctors are more merciful, understandable and they are a good choice for women that are not be able to be examined by male doctors. Besides that, women and men are equal and they are supposed to have the same rights due to what is mentioned in the Islamic book “Quran”, so women should be given the chance to work in government offices, laws and politics. There are a few women who are working nowadays, but they are not enough to change men’s point of view towards women such as the Yemeni woman (Tawakkol Karman) who won Nobil Prize for peace. Additionally, some associations support Yemeni women that are especially poor and encourage them to work. According to Najmabadi Afsaneh and Joseph Suad, “The most common and sustainable form of women’s community-based organizations (CBOs) in Yemen are the microfinance associations, which target poor women with small loans to start small projects such as sewing, selling clothes, animal husbandry, or opening small shops” (70). Such associations give women the opportunity to work even if they are not qualified or they are not able to work as teachers or
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