Strong Voices: Yemeni Women’s Political Participation from Protest to Transition

Authored by: Wameedh Shakir, Mia Marzouk, and Saleem Haddad

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Economic Participation, Economic Recovery, Political Transitions, Transitional Justice
Country: Yemen
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2012
Citation: Shakir, Wameedh, Mia Marzouk, and Saleem Haddad. Strong Voices: Yemeni Women's Political Participation from Protest to Transition. London: Saferworld, May 2012. Accessed October 3, 2016.

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Executive Summary

This report focuses on the role of Yemeni women during the 2011-2012 transitional process. The report uses interviews to document how women see their roles as part of a broader struggle against oppression. The report highlights the significance of women's concerns about their livelihoods and economic insecurity, in particular their concerns about unemployment and a lack of social services.