Follow up activities give project team with better means for learning from past experience and for continuous improvements. As a part of any project, follow up activities are very important to know more about the impact of the project. DDF Team communicated with DDF Mareb participants and follow up with them the progress of the project. Several success stories emerged from those participants listed as follows:
“I was lucky to attend Symposium 6, he said”, the symposium was titled “The Role of Customary Law in Protecting Public Interests: Reviving The Practice of Tahjeer as a tool to Reinforce Rule of Law efforts”. However, from my point of view “The tribal law supports the prestige of the tribe and not the civil state, and this coincided with the current revolution, which seeks to do civil state, I think that if we succeeded in the revolution, we are not obliged to return to the tribe’s law to protect ourselves and public places.
 Tahjeer: a tribal tradition according to which tribes respect public places and interests as safe havens and areas that should be free of violent conflicts.
I have get benefited from the project, I trained how to solve conflicts, after going back to my community, I resolved a family conflict, for instance, my cousin was shot by people from another tribe, he was injured in this confrontation, and according to the tribal customary, it is a shame to forgive the person who offended you/injured or killed, instead, you have to take revenge; but I intervened in the conflict as a mediator and persuaded my cousin to stop revenge and to forgive the person who injured him provided to get medical treatment.
Participants got benefit from the training, we have trained how to write proposals, initiatives and how to establish NGO, Intesar Al-Qadhi, one of the participants invited me to opening ceremony of her new established organization called “Mareb Youth Council”, and this is a result of the training, she also established another NGO called “Mareb Girls Assosiation” in Al-Jouba district, she and the member of the association have conducted an awareness campaign among district’s women for the importance of craft business, such as Sewing and making pottery.
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I have attended the 6 symposium which talks about Tahjeer, in my community and tried my best to transfer my knowledge acquired from the symposium to my students in the school as a school principle. I also attended women sessions and made a mini symposiums and talks about revenge killing and other related topics as well as the role of woman inside her community to fight such issue and how to overcome such a phenomena. Youth leaders invited about 500 persons to the school and discussed with them the revenge killing issue and its negative effects on community and development.
Actually, we have attended the 6th symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday, and as a mosque preacher, my Friday speech was about “Reviving The Practice of Tahjeer in our community” this is an indicator that the topic of the symposium was well-selected and discussed topics which our community suffer a lot in their daily life.
Regarding the dialogue symposiums, no one deny that the symposiums are beneficial. We have benefited so much, everyone can knows the effects of symposiums in a long term impact. For instance, if there is a conflict in a community, you will find the participant is the first one who takes the initiative to resolve such conflict and this because he has got a chance in the symposiums to discuss and reach peaceful solutions through dialogue. “e.g. there was a tribal revenge killing between Tuheif and Hawth tribes since 100 years ago, I communicated with some of the participants and told them to revive what we have learnt in Partners Yemen symposiums and they reacted positively, we went to both tribes, and they were preparing themselves for confrontation, in order to make a reconciliation between the two tribes, we persuade the two parties that such issues happened hundreds of years ago and they are victims of their ancestors conflicts and no one can tolerate the impacts of such conflicts, both parties found our dialogue very reasonable, then, they take their guns and go back home. Such intervention is a temporary, but, we , at least, calming down their confrontation and saved people from killing each other.
we have conducted many activities as follows: