“We Will Survive: Women’s Rights and Civic Activism in Yemen’s Endless War.” Yemen (Winter 2016)

Reflecting on the experiences of Yemeni women during the uprising, the transitional period and the national dialogue, this report provides a brief snapshot of the deteriorating humanitarian and socioeconomic conditions, the security concerns, the thwarted constitutional process and evolving political landscape and its implication for women. It highlights key recommendations to international and domestic actors with regard to peace, security and equality for Yemenis in the future.

We are witnessing the limitless creativity of violence.

Atiaf Zaid Alwazir, Women’s Rights and Peace Activist

What The Women Say

“ We are not a project. It is a matter of life for millions of people.”

— Woman peacebuilder

 

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What The Women Say

 

“ Help us talk, don't just arm us to kill.”

— Syrian woman activist

 

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What The Women Say

 

“Do not tell us that it’s not time to fight for our rights. There’s no convenient time; we have to always be fighting.”

— Pakistani women’s rights activist

 

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What The Women Say

 

“State prisons are feeding the pool of foreign fighters… many are radicalized during incarceration.”

— Tajik woman lawyer

 

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What The Women Say

 

“I say Jihad is not spilling or wasting blood in the streets, it is giving blood in hospitals to people who need it.”

— Iraqi woman peacebuilder

 

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