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Blazing the Trail for Women Bloggers in Yemen

Women in Technology Blogging Competition 2010 ParticipantsMarch 17, 2010—On March 17, the Women in Technology (WIT) Programin Yemen celebrated the first ever blogging competition for women in Yemen. Three winners were chosen from among 36 submissions on the basis of content, layout and overall quality. The winners were announced at the ceremony and the excited women received new cell phones from the competition’s sponsor, Mobile Telephone Network (MTN), a GSM company. WIT’s lead partner organization, Society for the Development of Women and Children (SOUL) in Sana’a, hosted the event. The entrants, comprised of current and former WIT graduates, embrace blogging with unmatched enthusiasm and are eager to continue sharing their thoughts with the world.

Please take a look at the winning blogs:

1. Ahlam Mohammed Al-Shabirah (Taiz Governorate)

2. Elham Mohammed Al-Shabirah (Taiz Governorate)

3. Hanan Khalid Atiah (Sana'a Governorate)


About Women in Technology

Women in Technology (WIT) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regions is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the U.S. Department of State, managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) West Coast Center and implemented in collaboration with local partners in nine countries: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Yemen. Since its launch in 2005, WIT has trained over 7,000 women and built the capacity of nearly 60 local women’s organizations in the Middle East.

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