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Accepted Paper:

Women in Yemen: From marginalization to activation (An Analytical Vision to Present a Model to Support the contribution of Women's Civil Society in the process of decision-making)  
Haifa AlMaashi (Independent Researcher)

Paper short abstract:

The war in Yemen led to the escalation of trends that are hostile to women. Despite their decisive role in leading the revolution in 2011, this role faced a strong decline. This paper will present a model that connect between Yemeni woman within civil society and the process of decision-making.

Paper long abstract:

Yemen war gave rise to numerous negative outcomes that incapacitated Yemeni women. Those outcomes revealed the absence of justice in addressing the role of women politically. Although Yemeni woman had played a political role before war through parties and political regimes, the war confirmed that this role was fake and ineffective in reality. This old image of Yemeni woman was promoted in the past under the topic of gender equality and granting political rights to Yemeni women as part of the agenda put forward externally to win the sympathy and support of the international community. The apparent absence of women in the peace negotiations and their marginalization within the various political, military, and economic authorities confirms that the element of equality is completely absent. On the positive side, however, these negativities gave women the power to declare their rights and demand justice specially within the civil society.

This analytical vision will attempt to focus on women's civil society in Yemen and its ability to reorganize its elements at the level of: Agendas, goals, internal community relations, external relations and social mobility especially through youth groups. The aim of the analysis is to reach a workable model that links between Yemeni women's civil society and the decision-making process within Yemen. The model will contribute in reviewing political parties’ ideologies regarding women’s political participation and reformulating new democratic visions within the scope of any political process, whether at the level of local elections, parliamentary elections or presidential elections.

Panel P088a
Resisting Marginalization in Times of Crisis: The Politics of Gender, Race, Religion and Age in the MENA region and beyond I
  Session 1 Wednesday 27 July, 2022, -