40 Yemeni Journalists and Media Persons Trained in Peace Journalism in Cairo

Cairo, March 20, 2023: The Culture and Media Track In NRM concluded its first training course entitled “Peace Journalism”, which was held from 17-19 of March 2023, with a participation of 40 Yemeni journalists and media persons residing in Egypt, Yemen and other countries, who represented varied media platforms and different political trends.

The course, which was organized with the cooperation of Tamadon Foundation for Cultural Development, and Can Be for training and conference management, consists of a number of topics related to peace journalism, and programs of professional foundations and technical skills presented by professional international trainers with long-standing experience in the field of peace journalism.

The first day of the course included two training sessions, the first was about peace journalism and solutions journalism, and the second was in mobile journalism. On the second day, the sessions were devoted to information of social media, and online content checking and scrutinizing. On the third day of the course, topics on writing impactful human stories, and the psychological safety of journalists were presented.

A number of NRM branch in Egypt leaders attended the conclusion of the course, including two leaders of NRM, namely Dr. Hamdan Dammag (Head of the Culture and Media Track) and Dr. Mahmoud Alazani (Head of the State Building Track). The participants and organizers of this course were honored with certificates. The trainees expressed their gladness for the benefit they obtained from the course and praised the high level of its organization, and its distinction from the rest of the courses in terms of its important and qualitative content. The participants vowed to make use of what they benefited from this course in their future media and press work related to peacebuilding in Yemen.

Reaching a Historical National Reconciliation in Yemen is a Must 

27 March 2023: The Political Track in NRM organized a discussion event on the historical national reconciliation, hosting Judge, Dr. Yahia al-Mawri, the head NRM branch in Egypt, to elaborate on a paper he published recently.  

In the discussion conducted through Zoom, and directed by Dr. Roza Al-Khamiri, an NRM internal team communication member, Almawery spoke about the importance of reaching a national reconciliation as a way out from the current disastrous situation inflicted upon Yemenis as well as the severe risks that are threatening the Yemeni national being with division and total breakdown.

‎Almawery stressed that the national duty necessitates that all conflict parties should not waste the chance that is provided by the current international dynamics to reach a sound national reconciliation that should include all parties with no exception. Almawery spoke about the definition of national reconciliation and its goals as well as the importance of taking Yemen from the conflict and violence phase to the security, stability, and social peace phase. 

He also spoke about the national reconciliation realization conditions and requirements of which the conviction of all conflict parties that Yemen is a mutual ownership to all Yemenis on an equal footing, and that they do not represent all the Yemeni society but rather a part of it. 

“These parties should abandon the religious and historical rights claims in order to monopolize power or practice guardianship over other social groups or geographical areas”, he added.

Almawery stressed that dialogue and Yemeni unity are among the most important in-hand assurances to keep Yemen’s sovereignty, independence and the modern Yemeni state building. He further stated that the Yemeni revolutions of 26 September 1962 and 14 October 1963, along with the republican system, should be deemed as founding principles that represent entry points to an agreement about Yemen’s future. Project Action Plan

Training Opportunity For Yemenis in Public Health

London, 1/2/2023: In partnership with Peoples-Praxis and Yemen Special Interest Group (SIG), and the Health Track in NRM, the Health Professionals for Yemen (HPY-UK) invites university students in health programmes or master’s degree graduates in public health who need support and mentoring to develop their careers in public health to contact us.

We have an international team of experts who will support you in this programme. Mentors will work with you for a period you and your mentor will decide. You will get a certificate of attendance at the end of that time.

We invite practitioners in any area of Yemen who are interested in this programme.


1- Your work objectives are to improve public health

2- You are interested and have qualifications in health or health-related subjects

3- You have internet connections

4- Able to communicate in English via email, WhatsApp, zoom, Google Meet or any media available for applicants

If you are interested but cannot master English well, please contact us and we will try what we can do to help you.

We encourage both female and male applicants.

You can apply yourself for a mentor via: http://bit.ly/3QGmXHB or you can contact us for additional support by email: taherqassim@gmail.com or WhatsApp +44 (0)7801658444 and we will get back to you.

Women’s Role In Prposing Practical Solutions for Peace in different Arenas

12 January 2023: The political track hosted Rasha Jarhum, a member of the National Consultation and Reconciliation Commission (NCRC) and head of the Peace Track Initiative. 

In the meeting attended by members from all NRM tracks, Jarhum stated that proposals have been put in place to involve women in all state institutions, explaining that the women’s component in the NCRC, in coordination with the Women’s Solidarity Network, has created a database of Yemeni women’s experiences, and participated in the preparation of a matrix of solutions and mechanisms proposed for the disputed issues in front of NCRC.

Jarhum explained that there are three committees to which the women component of NCRC contributes, namely the committee for preparing the internal regulations, the media détente committee, and the comprehensive peace vision committee.

She pointed out that NRM, NCRC and other women’s organizations must work together to coordinate and intensify the mutual peacebuilding efforts especially since NRM has a large number of qualified female leaders and members. 

NRM-UK held a special meeting with (Yemen APPG)

London, 13/12/2022: NRM branch in the UK (NRM-UK) held a special meeting with Tim Loughton MP and Flick Drummond MP, Chair and Co-Chair of the Yemen All-Party Parliamentary Group (Yemen APPG) respectively. In the meeting, members of NRM-UK presented an introductory overview of NRM and provide a briefing on the current developments in Yemen.

A continuation of cooperation and coordination between Yemen APPG and NRM-UK was agreed upon in order to work together to help peace efforts, stop the war and activate the British role at all levels so that the Yemeni issue remains alive, especially in the face of the current major international developments.

Saad Eddin Bin Taleb to NRM: Hadramout will only accept a new decentralized federal system

Singapore, 4/12/2022: The political track in NRM hosted the well-known politician Dr. Saad Eddin Bin Taleb, former Minister of Industry and Trade, to speak about the current challenges and opportunities for solutions to the Yemeni crisis, and his visions for Hadramout.

In the meeting, which was attended by a large number of NRM members from various tracks, Ben Taleb talked about the aspirations of Hadramout, or what he called “the Hadhrami dream”, and reviewed how Hadramout was affected by the political transformations that Yemen went through since the independence of the south in 1967 until the formation of the Republic of Yemen in 1990, and how it became a victim of the successive corrupt authoritarian regimes.

He added that the aspirations of Hadramout today will only accept a decentralized federal system, but not like the one that was suggested by the new constitution, “which does not have many of the advantages of federal systems”, as he said.

Bin Taleb said that Hadramout’s hope is to decide its own future and that it will be given the right to self-determination and the ability to exit from any form of Yemeni federation if its political system deviates from its constitutional obligations towards its regions.

Bin Taleb also stated that he has not seen any proposal of a southern federal state by the Southern Transitional Council (STC), stressing that the suffering of Hadramout is always due to the intervention of the central government, which always deals with Hadramout on the basis of the oil wealth it possesses. He ended by saying that despite these being the current stances of Hadramout, realism is still possible if treatments are done properly.

At the end of the meeting, a number of discussions emerged. While some NR members welcomed the ideas brought forward by Bin Taleb, others were sceptical and argued that such propositions during times of war and the challenges facing the Yemeni state may lead to the fragmentation of Yemen entirely, consequently endangering the interests of the Yemeni people in all local regions, and paving the way to endless struggle and fighting.

NRM mourns the death of Al-Maqaleh

Sana’a, 28/11/2022: The National Reconciliation Movement (NRM) sends its deepest condolences to the Yemeni people, the Arab and Islamic nation, and all humanity following the death of the great poet and Yemen’s cultural and national icon Prof. Abdulaziz Al-Maqaleh, may his soul rests in peace.
With his literary genius, enlightenment efforts, and patriotic stances, Al-Maqaleh has planted the seeds for a journey of light for many generations to come in Yemen, raising its name high in the Arab and Islamic world, as well as internationally.
Since his revolutionary beginnings in the 1950s, Al-Maqaleh championed the rights and freedoms of Yemenis, the sovereignty, integrity, and independence of Yemen, and stood by the legitimate aspirations of his people for justice, equality, prosperity, and modernity.
His recent stances on the war, which were reflected in his recent poetic writings, were as a compass that guides the people of Yemen to struggle to end the war and reach a sustainable peace.
While NRM feels devastated by this great loss, the profound legacy he left behind constitutes true consolation for the Yemeni people in their long path to peace and a bright future.

First training on human rights for NRM members concluded

Geneva, 20 November 2022: The NRM’s human rights and humanitarian track organized the first human rights training course for 18 members of the movement from various tracks, under the supervision of the trainer and human rights advisor, Hani Al-Aswadi, head of the “Haqqi Center for the Support of Rights and Freedoms” in Geneva, and member of the human rights track in NRM. Dr. Nabila Al-Hakimi, head of the human rights and humanitarian track coordinated the event.

The two-day course aimed to train NRM’s members in international human rights law, the mechanisms by which the Human Rights Council in Geneva works, its various tasks, how civil societies can participate in the Council’s sessions, and the special procedures for the protection of human rights.

This training comes as part of the training program for NRM’s tracks for this year, which seeks to raise the awareness of NRM’s members in various topics and disciplines that make up its nine tracks.

NRM-UK Participates in Parliamentary Reception on Yemen

London, 16 November 2022: Members from the NRM-UK have participated in the parliamentary reception on Yemen organized by the Labour Friends of Yemen (LFY) group and attended by several Labour MPs and representatives from The British Yemeni Society (BYS), the Yemeni Embassy in London, the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Britain, the Yemeni communities in the UK, and other activists and academics.

The meeting came out with a number of important recommendations, including a call for a national peace conference in Britain next year in order to advance the reconciliation process and stop the war in Yemen.

NRM-Egypt meets Speaker of Parliament and former Prime Minister in Cairo

NRM-Egypt met with Mr. Sultan Al-Barakani, Speaker of the Yemeni Parliament, and Mr. Mohammed Salem Basindawa, former Prime Minister and well-known national political figure.

During the meetings, Al-Barakani and Basindawa were briefed on NRM’s aims, objectives, and efforts in striving to end the war in Yemen and reach a just and sustainable peace, within the unifying national principles, and to work with all other parties and personalities in and outside Yemen to achieve this goal.

Al-Barakani and Basindawa expressed their willingness to cooperate with NRM in any affirmative efforts that serve Yemen and Yemenis and achieve peace and stability.

These meetings are part of the recent efforts undertaken by NRM-Egypt recently, which aim to introduce NRM and build on the common understandings of all the Yemeni forces present there.