Policy Brief published by Gender Associations.
Read full policy paper here. In March 2013, a six-month National Dialogue Conference (NDC) began. It has brought together 565 diverse participants, among them representatives of Yemen's independent youth, who were essential in starting the 2011 uprising. The Conference is tasked with putting forward decisions on major topics related to Yemen's future. In July, a… Continue reading Yemen’s Independent Youth and Their Role in the National Dialogue Conference – Triggering a Change in Political Culture
ABSTRACT Modern Yemen has witnessed previous revolutions and coups, but the revolution of 2011 had the unique aspect of being a youth led mass movement [at least at the beginning] with participation from people of various backgrounds, transcending the elite circle of politics. A common question arises: what role do the “youth” who ignited the… Continue reading “Youth” Inclusion in Yemen: a Necessary Element for Success of political transition
Summary: The United States’ policy inYemen has focused narrowly on counterterrorism at the expense of economic and political development, which has not only hindered democratic reform in the country, but also compromised the short-term goal of eradicating the threat of terrorism. The restructuring of the securitysector, currently led by formerPresident Saleh’s family membersand cronies, is of paramountimportance for the future stabilityof Yemen.Because… Continue reading Achieving Long-Term Stability in Yemen: Moving Beyond Counterterrorism
ABSTRACT Yemen has witnessed widespread protests and sit-ins throughout the squares of change for the past three months. These squares became incubators for change and the birthplace of a new political culture. The time spent at the square has given protestors the time to network, organize, engage in awareness raising activities, engage in honest dialogue,… Continue reading The Square of Change in Sana’a: an Incubator for Reform
I know that the fight for freedom always has a price. I come from a revolutionary family, where my grandfather was beheaded for calling for change, my father and uncles imprisoned at a young age. I moved back to my beloved country six months ago. My husband and I live in the same house where… Continue reading Welcome to the Land of Liberty