Content Related to the Contemporary International Debate on Women's Issues

Do Women Negotiate Differently? 

Two top diplomats on why peace lasts longer when it is not made by men only. In this dialogue with Jamila Ali Raja, a Yemeni diplomat and peace negotiator, and Helga Schmid, a prominent German diplomat, Helga says: 'Sometimes they describe me as authoritative.' Helga has found a way to deal with that: 'Being described as authoritative is a source of pride - it means that I lead with conviction and confidence!' 

 As for Raja, she describes how women differ from men in negotiations: 'As a woman, it's logical to find your place in these power structures as necessary, but you must also use all available avenues to gather information and influence at the same time. This might involve more creative methods from time to time, such as talking to wives or discussing tribal affiliations.'

Tackling Online Gender-Based Violence

In this self-study course, you’ll learn how to recognize and fight online gender-based violence (OGBV). 

This course is specifically designed for women (and all those who identify as women), women in the public eye, marginalized groups, gender activists and human rights defenders. It is also meant for those who are affected by online gender-based violence and those who want to learn how to become an ally and safely intervene.

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

>  explain how gender relations shape our social world
>  identify why gender can be the reason for violence online 
>  recognize online gender-based violence (OGBV) 
>  identify strategies to keep yourself safe while creating online content 
>  defend yourself and build a network of supporters

Women, Peace and Security Agenda “Resolutions"، "the Resolutions".

The United Nations Security Council adopted ten resolutions on “Women, Peace and Security,” namely Resolutions 1325 (2000); 1820 (2009); 1888 (2009); 1889 (2010); 1960 (2011); 2106 (2013); 2122 (2013); 2242 (2015), 2467 (2019), 2493 (2019). Arabic translations are available on the site.

United Nations Women, “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).”

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979, is often described as an international charter of women's rights. The Arabic version is available on the website.

Content Related to the Yemeni National Debate on Women's Issues

AWAM Foundation for Development and Oxfam (2017), “A Guide for Civil Society Organizations Working in Peace and Security, Including Gender Data.”

This guide (in Arabic) lists Yemeni civil society organizations working on peace and security. It mentions basic information from each organization, such as contact information, activities, and collaboration.

Mansour, Madi, Kut, Jarhum (2020), “All You Need to Know about Yemen´s National Action Plan for Women, Peace and Security.”

This report (in English) describes the grassroots civil society-led process regarding women, peace and security in Yemen, and focuses on the subsequent efforts of the Yemeni government in developing the National Action Plan.

Yemeni Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (2019), “The National Plan for the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2020 – 2021).”

The National Action Plan (in Arabic), adopted by Yemen in 2019, mentions the efforts of the Yemeni government through four overarching objectives, grouped under Participation, Prevention, Protection, Relief and Recovery, and which reflect the pillars of Security Council Resolution 1325.      

Content Related to Yemeni Local Debate on Women's Issues

Noor Aldeen, Shuja Aldeen, Al-Shamy (2017), “The Effects of War on Women’s Participation in Civil Society Organizations and Peace Building.”

This field study (in English) aims to shed light on the impact of the war on women in civil society organizations in the cities of Sana'a, Aden, Hodeidah and Ibb.

Olaya,M, YWVP (2022), “Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding at the Local Level.”

This study aims to include the experience of women with regard to women's participation in peace building, including obstacles and challenges, as well as the most prominent success stories achieved by women. The report also contains their most important recommendations to further improve women's participation in peace building at the local level during the coming periods.

Content Related to the Arabia Felix Magazine

Arabia Felix Magazine (2022), "The Free Women of Yemen."

This article talks about a great Yemeni queen who ruled in Yemen and contributed to achieving a renaissance on more than one level, whether scientific, social or economic

Yemen´s Safes: A Refuge for Abused Women and Girls 

Safe spaces are established as secure shelters for women and girls fleeing domestic or regional violence, displacement, or gender-based abuse at a social level. Yemen has 42 such spaces, one of which is located in the city of Marib. (Button: Read the Article)

Content Related to Basement Cultural Foundation

Souls Relief Through Letters

The booklet is a collection of short stories by Yemeni men and women sharing their challenges and ambitions. This artistic documentation of individuals' memories represents the daily hardships and hopes of Yemeni people nowadays.