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Often called the 'forgotten conflict', what's happening in Yemen is now one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world today. The conflict has its roots in a political culture that promoted corruption among Yemen's political elites at the expense of Yemeni citizens, resulting in shortages of basic services including water, healthcare, education and justice.
Our recent report, Federalism, conflict and fragmentation in Yemen, looks at how the six-region federal model proposed by President Hadi as a solution to Yemen's problems is representative of the wasted opportunity of Yemen’s transitional period.
Amid mounting evidence of war crimes being committed by the Saudi-led coalition, and allegations of UK weapons being used in these crimes, Saferworld has made a submission to an inquiry made by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Yemen. Our UK Advocacy Officer, Zarina Khan, has also written a blog post about the UK's contradictory policies on Yemen.
Blog series: peace and justice
In partnership with the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, we have launched a series of blogs to discuss how to advance the common causes of peace and justice, which has also been introduced on The Guardian global development site.
In the coming months, contributors from Harvard, the London School of Economics, the New Economics Foundation and many others will ask questions such as: How do gender roles reinforce injustices that contribute to violence? And why is injustice such a powerful motivator of violent behaviours?
Our first blog is by Alejandro Alvarez – Team Leader of Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He asks how we can maximise the potential that the rule of law has to offer for peace.
The High-Level Review on Women, Peace and Security
© UN Photo/Cia Pak
To celebrate UNSCR 1325's 15th anniversary, two important events in the women, peace and security agenda took place in New York in mid-October: the launch of the Global Study on implementing UNSCR 1325; and a Security Council debate with the adoption of UNSCR 2242.
In a comment piece, Saferworld's Gender, Peace and Security Adviser, Hannah Wright, looks at these two different documents and the longstanding disparities in how the women, peace and security agenda is understood.