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Friday, May 03, 2019
Yemeni women: Making the most of the space available
(...) In the country’s modern history, three major events have influenced these struggles and women’s political rights: 1) the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990, 2) Yemen’s uprising in 2011, and 3) the war that has been ongoing since 2015...
when is the time yemen
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Yemen: When in the time?
Belquis Al Lahabi was a leading voice in Sanaa’s Change Square. In this conservative country -- dubbed the worst in the world for women -- the revolution offered feminists like Belquis a faint glimmer of hope. But as the country descends into war,...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A Year in Crisis for Yemen’s Women
According to UNFPA, there are 21.2 million people in need in Yemen, 3.4 million of them women and girls of reproductive age. Women & Girls Hub published this article by UNFPA Yemen. Click here to access the full news story. During times of...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Yemen #WeAreHere
This short documentary is among a series of documentary films, produced by UN Women, titled “We Are Here” that highlight the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution work of women living in challenging environments across the Arab...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Yemeni Women Leading Change
Since ancient times, Yemeni women have been linked with political life and have had a distinct role. This historical legacy makes Yemen one of the few countries where women have gained balanced roles in public life in political history and enjoyed...
Yemeni Women
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Yemeni women fight for greater representation
Photo-Al Jazeera After years of activism, Amal Basha's demands for guarantees of greater representation for women in the political system has finally edged closer to reality. "Women have been fighting for it for a long time," said the prominent...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Yemen's quota: Success for international community or Yemeni Women?
On September 15, Yemeni President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi wrote his first-ever op-ed in hopes of reassuring the Yemeni people of the current political transition’s progress. The article, published in the Yemen Times and available only in English,...
Arab Spring
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa
Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women's Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa  4:15 PM – 7:00 PM, October 22th, 2013at Johns Hopkins University's Rome Auditorium1619 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, D.C.Seats are limited | Register...
Friday, May 17, 2013
Yemen's women make their voices heard from revolution to constitution
Yemeni women are some of the fiercest women I have ever met. Through conflicts and famine, many have had to struggle for the survival of their families. The abject poverty afflicts Yemeni women in particularly harsh ways, yet they carry on and...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Yemen women divided over rights fight
Before Yemen's unification and the bloody civil war that followed, women in the southern port city of Aden say they were educated professionals with rights not experienced by those in the conservative north. Yemen's unification in 1990 curbed those...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Strong voices: Yemeni Women's Political Participation from Protest to Transition
Based on focus group discussions with women from different backgrounds in Aden, Sa’ada, Sana’a and Ta’iz, the report, prepared by SaferWorld, seeks to shed light on the participation of women in street and institutional politics during Yemen’s...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yemeni Women Sign Up To Fight Terror
Thirteen Yemeni women will follow their male colleagues on house raids and search any women they encounter. For more information, please visit
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yemen: Threat to Legislation Outlawing Child Marriage
Although Yemen's parliament has agreed to set the minimum age for marriage at 17, there are concerns the decision may be rescinded as some members of parliament (MPs) say the amendments violate Sharia (Islamic) law. To read the full...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yemen: International Praise of Yemen’s Progress in Human Rights and Democracy
Delegation of Yemen, led by Minister for Human Rights Dr Huda al-Ban, taking part in Yemen report presented to UN’s Human Rights Council held in Geneva discussed the report of the Yemeni Republic. It reviewed the role that Yemen is playing in the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yemen: WNC, UNIFEM train female candidates for parliamentary election
A training course on the legal procedures for female candidates in the parliamentary election kicked off in Sana'a on Saturday.The training course is organized by Women National Committee (WNC) in collaboration with the United Nations Development...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yemen: Female demonstrators lash out at defamation campaign
Yemeni women activists are responding combatively to the media war waged by state outlets this week aimed at denouncing female participation in protests sweeping the nation. Sparking the row, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Friday...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Yemen: Yemen protests - Women take centre stage
When anti-government demonstrations first began in Yemen three months ago, many predicted that they were likely to fail because - unlike Tunisia or Egypt - Yemen would not be able to mobilise half of its population. The sceptics could not...