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Dr. Maryam Alkubati holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences focused on Gender and Politics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, where she was a recipient of the Japanese government MEXT scholarship. Dr. Alkubati has collaborated with NGOs, research institutes, and educational institutions like JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (Qatar), Radboud University (the Netherlands), and the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies (Yemen) as a researcher and gender specialist. Her research has mainly focused on women’s political participation, women’s role in peacebuilding, and sexual and gender-based violence in the Arab and MENA region.

Maryam's latest contributions

Women’s Public Participation in Yemen by 2030: A Scenario-Building Approach

January 31, 2024
The prolonged war in Yemen has had dire consequences for gender equality in the country, as evidenced by the republic’s poor performance in the Global Gender Gap Index. In 2021, Yemen was ranked 155th out of 156 countries. The country’s overall economic participation and opportunity for women holds a low global standing, positioned at 154th, … Read more

Grassroots Voices: Women and Everyday Peacebuilding in Yemen

May 1, 2023
Over eight years of war in Yemen have had dire consequences on people’s day-to-day lives and shaped their definitions and perceptions of peace. Years of failed negotiations have allowed the warring factions to monopolize conversations on peace. Within these negotiations, women at both the local and national level have been largely excluded, … Read more

Women’s Voices in Yemen’s Peace Process: Priorities, Recommendations, and Mechanisms for Effective Inclusion

January 25, 2023
To address the marginalization of women from the formal peace negotiations, 15 Yemeni women, from different governorates in Yemen and leaders in their respective fields, were invited to participate in a workshop in Amman between September 18-20, 2022. Among the participants were economists, bankers, activists, academics, legal experts, and … Read more