About the Platform

We are a group of Yemeni women activists, led by Monia Thabet, and we initiated to launch a platform to exchange with our audience on how to enhance women participation on the local level in Yemen. On this website we provide background material on women's issues in Yemen, as well as our perspective on the local debate.  As a team, we have expertise in various fields/backgrounds: (academic) writers, members of civil society organizations and a photographer. Together, we are committed to provide a framework on women’s issues in Yemen in general, and to exchange with the audience online on various issues related to women’s participation on the local level.

In doing so, we provide the general body of knowledge in terms of relevant (inter)national legislation, glossary, and recommended materials, and also offer our own vision on several issues women face in Yemeni society, ordered in different categories: protection, participation, prevention, and early recovery & integration. Under the ‘events’ section, we will list relevant events for the audience to (further) engage on women’s issues and will organize several exchange activities to discuss women’s issues with the audience.

The platform is supported by “Support for peaceful coexistence in Yemen (PPSY II)”, a project commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). An earlier phase of this project was co-funded by the European Union, with the aim of improving the capabilities for non-violent conflict transformation and promoting the values and principles of co-existence. In order to achieve this goal, the project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, provides technical and financial support to strengthen local capacity in different areas, amongst which the area of enhancing the participation and strengthening the role of women in local decision-making processes.