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“Women nowadays do anything.” Women’s role in conflict, peace and security in Yemen


With the conflict in Yemen entering its third year, women across the country continue to play an active role in shaping their country’s future, in diverse and often undocumented ways.

This report brings to the fore the voices of women in the two governorates of Ibb and Aden, to better understand their lived experiences of the conflict. It also highlights different ways through which women are contributing to community cohesion, and highlights opportunities to support their role in peacebuilding. Conducted in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the Yemen Polling Center (YPC), with the support of the National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR) and Wogood for Human Security, this report, which is based on qualitative field research, presents women’s stories of the conflict, highlights the strength of their actions and outlines ways to enhance their roles as peacebuilders.

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Date: June 2017
Author: Marie-Christine Heinze, Marwa Baabbad
Publisher: Saferworld
Language: English
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Country: Yemen

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