Women in Yemen have historically had a big power difference in society than men.Although the government of Yemen has made efforts that will improve the rights of women in Yemen (including the formation of a Women's Development Strategy and a Women Health Development Strategy), many cultural and religious norms, along with poor enforcement of this legislation from the Yemeni government, have prevented Yemeni women from having equal rights to men.In 2016 Yemeni women do not hold many economic, social or cultural rights.While suffrage was gained in 1967 and constitutional and legal protection was extended to women during the first years of Yemen unity between 1990–1994, they continue to struggle “in exercising their full political and civil rights”.The Queen of Sheba, for example, “is a source of pride for the Yemeni nation”.Modern day women of Yemen, however, are subject to a society that reflects largely agrarian, tribal, and patriarchal traditions.History shows that women have played major roles in Yemeni society.Some women of pre-Islamic and early Islamic Yemen held elite status in society.
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This, combined with illiteracy and economic issues has led women to continuously be deprived of their rights as citizens of Yemen.
While Article 40 and 41 of the 1990 unification constitution of Yemen stipulates that all citizens are considered equal before the law and that “Every citizen has the right to participate in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the country” gender discrimination is prevalent in Yemen.
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