Sociology Index

Sociology Departments Yemen

Yemeni Devlopment Institute
TheYemeni Institute for Development was established in 1989 to participate in the development of human capabilities. The Institute aims to forge relations with institutes inside and outside of Yemen.

It offers educational and and developmental services in the Republic of Yemen, believing that the issue of development has become a scientific, academic issue, with economic, social, political and cultural ramifications.
Women Development Studies
Department of Childhood Studies
Department of Computer Studies and Managerial Development
Department of Democracy and the Development of Civil Society Institutions.

Al-Andalus for science & technology University
Al-Andalus for science & technology University seeks excellence in the field of human and applied sciences, and also to become a scientifically targeted place to the acquisition of science and knowledge, where the university has committed itself to keep abreast of globalization and able to compete.

All this comes only by making an immense effort in providing the university with specialized teaching staff with efficiency and expertise as well as the modernization of curricula and in proportion to the labour market.
Goals that we seek to achieve:

1. Prepare the secondary education graduates to the requirements of the labour market in senior professional disciplines through programmes of modern higher education.
2. Upgrade the technical skills of Yemen (labour) as one of the most important outcomes of the Yemeni economy, through the medium of education, to be highly skilled and specialized.
3. Distribution of culture and knowledge in the community, within the educational programmes, educational, different means, and multiple levels.
4. Development of the National Higher Education, through the creativity of new patterns combine the efficiency and credibility of educational, and economic foundations are successful.
5. To provide scientific support to state institutions and the private sector. Through programmed training, and research and field studies and theoretical, scientific consultancy.

How Yemenis View Educated Women
By: Fatima Uqba, Sanaa.

Afaf Al-Haimi, MA degree, Department of Sociology, teacher of Medical Sociology. Married with 4 children. She said:
"Our society views women as inferior whether they are educated or not. An educated woman is a better housewife. Education bestows on women composure and strong personality.
"However, men like very young and uneducated women. From my experience as a wife, mother, student, and teacher, I can feel the stress, but never heard a harsh word from anyone in my family or from my colleagues."

Raja'a Al-Masa'abi, MA Degree in Women's Information, Information Department. Unmarried. She said:
"Men's backward view of educated women is a common one. I consider education for women like a weapon in war. An educated women is generally more considerate towards the need of her husband and children. The main drawback is that she is always nervous because she has more responsibilities - at home and in her career.
"From my experience, men are selfish. They prefer young and uneducated women because they are easier to control and boss around. Personally I'm proud of my education."

Saeed Asa'ad Muteir, BA Degree, English Literature. Unmarried. He said:
"Educated women make perfect housewives and mothers, because they have acquired new abilities. They will raise a good family, and are also helpful to their husbands.
"The main drawback is that an educated wife may think that she is better than others, including her husband. I believe that a woman's place is at home to raise children. Women cannot be equal to men,. There are differences. I prefer educated wife (within those parameters)."

Abdullah Nasser, Shopkeeper. Married, has 6 children. He said: "There is no need for a woman to be educated, her real job is at home with her children. No way would I marry an educated woman, because she would argue with me all the time. There are no gains in educating women. By educating women we make them too proud and overly talkative. An educated woman refuses to do household chores."

Q: Do you see Yemeni women playing a bigger role in public life?
Dr. Salah Haddash, Managing Editor of Yemen Times, talked to him - yementimes.com/98/iss52/intrview.htm
A: We go back to the democratic experience in the West, where large blocks of the population were disenfranchised. In the United States, for example, Americans of African origin did not have the right to vote until very recently. European women got involved in politics recently.
It is wrong to insist a visible role for women in politics. It is wrong to assume that if women are not involved in politics, they are not liberated or that the system is not democratic. They must have the right. If they choose to exercise it or not is their prerogative.
Farid Al-Attas
Farid, 27, holds a BA in economics from the University of Oregon and an MA and Ph.D. in sociology from the Johns Hopkins University, US.
In 1989, Al-Attas became a lecturer at the University of Malayo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 1992, he joined the National University of Singapore's Sociology Department. He teaches sociological theory and the sociology of development as well as political economy.