On Women in Yemen
Former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley has been in Yemen lecturing in a workshop promoting local women’s political participation with a special emphasis on New Zealand women and their role in decision making and development planning in politics. Shipley will also bring up her experience when she served as a Prime Minister, with the aim to present Yemeni women a model that they may benefit from to reach their goals through negotiating with men over participation in legislative and strategy-making aspects. “Yemen has effective legislation on women’s participation in the development process which is very suitable for the Yemeni women ambitious to take part in decision making,” Shipley said. Shipley was born in Gore in 1952. She was the Prime Minister from December 1997 to December 1999. In 2007, she joined financial services firm Sentinel.