Friday, March 8, 2013

Women of Yemen March for Peace

On International Women's Day, a group of female and male activists marched in the old city of Sana'a.  It was a stand against armed conflict, emphasizing the role of women in peacekeeping.

Women switched the traditional Zamil poetry of war, to recite zamil poetry of peace, which included the following verse:

"We are the girls and women of peace.. if war approaches we close its' doors."

1 comment:

Margaret Hogan said...

Brave women and men. Thinking of you and hoping the National Dialogue starts to move things in a peaceful and prosperous direction for your country. x