Yemen: Wake Up Call

A campaign called “Wake Up Call ” has taken off in Yemen! This campaign is a global collaborative movement which started by a group of young people across the globe. Many countries have taken part of this movement, such as Algeria, Albania, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Uganda, and others.

On Feb 21st, 2012 a global day of action will take place calling on the head of each countries governments, communities and corporations with various demands. Although each country may have different demands due to what the situation for each country is, they all are united for one demand: change.

As each countries “Wake Up Call” event takes place with a series of different demands, the Yemen branch of this campaign calls on the new elected president, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the government to impose a legit, democratic and transparent system that involve civil society organizations (non-governmental independent) to take part of the Central Organization for Control and Auditing (COCA). The Yemen branch also targets the continuous corruption issues which have tremendously took its toll on Yemen.

Abdullah Al-Maisari, a Yemeni activist and a coordinator of the Wake Up Call branch in Yemen speaks more about this great campaign here:

Here are some photos of people around the world taking part of the campaign

Here is another video, done by another Yemeni who is taking part of this campaign

As a Yemeni myself, I salute those who are taking part of this campaign that are working tremendously to help make change in Yemen. Their efforts will not be wasted and it’s only going uphill from here! There is literally a day left before this global day of action takes place! Question is….are YOU awake?


About Summer Nasser
Blogger, with Yemeni roots based in New York City. Student of Sociology (B.A.) with a focus on the country of Yemen. I would consider myself a student of knowledge.

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