What the Women Say Policy Briefs

We Will Survive: Women’s Rights and Civic Activism in Yemen’s Endless War

Brief 14, Winter 2016

Images of women’s mass participation surprised Western observers and revealed the vibrant force of Yemeni women as influential, yet previously unrecognized, change agents.

What the Women Say Yemen - Winter 2016

We are witnessing the limitless creativity of violence.

Atiaf Zaid Alwazir, Women’s Rights and Peace Activist

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.

-Bushra Al-Fusail, Artist and Women’s Rights Activist 


 “What the Women Say” Archive

Brief 14 – Yemen (Winter 2016) “We Will Survive: Women’s Rights and Civic Activism in Yemen’s Endless War.”

Brief 13 – Morocco (March 2015) “Morocco’s Dilemma: Rights and Reform or Closure and Conservatism?

Brief 12 – Turkey (Winter 2015) “Resisting the New Conservatism: Women’s Campaigns for Rights, Peace, and Participation in Turkey

Brief 11 – MENA/Asia (Spring 2014) “Extremism as Mainstream: Implications for Women, Development, and Security in the MENA/Asia Region

Brief 10 – Pakistan (Winter 2014) “Reclaiming the Progressive Past: Pakistani Women’s Struggle Against Violence and Extremism

Brief 9 – Libya (Fall 2013) “From Subjects to Citizens: Women in Post-Revolutionary Libya

Brief 8 – Sri Lanka (Spring 2013) “Elusive Peace, Pervasive Violence: Sri Lankan Women’s Struggle for Security and Justice

Brief 7 – Syria  (Winter 2013) “Voices from the Ground: Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis

Brief 6 – Iraq (Winter 2013) “Picking up the Pieces: Iraqi Women in the Aftermath of War and Occupation

Brief 5 – MENA/Asia (Fall 2012) “Voice and Vision: What the Women Say (ICAN Regional Forum 2012 – Key Findings)

Brief 4 – Egypt (October 2012) “Egypt’s Fitful Revolution: Women in the Balance

Brief 3 – Iran (July 2012) “Killing them Softly:The Stark Impact of Sanctions on the Lives of Ordinary Iranians

Brief 2 – Tunisia (April 2012) “The End of the Beginning: Tunisia’s Revolution and Fighting for the Future

Brief 1 – MENA (December 2011) “The Arab Spring and Implications for Women

ICAN’s What the Women Say country-specific and regional briefs are gendered political and security analyses carried out in partnership with local activists and international organizations.

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