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Samah Alkhader is the Secretary General of the Yemeni Women’s Union (YWU) in Shabwa, and a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Education, Shabwa University. She has worked with the YWU in Shabwa since 2008, providing legal, psychological and healthcare support for women in Shabwa, especially to victims of gender-based violence.

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Safeguarding a Dying Practice: The Role of Shabwani Women in Tribal Mediation and Reconciliation

February 20, 2024
This study explores the rich tradition in tribal mediation and reconciliation work carried out by women in Shabwa, charting their role in resolving family-related disputes as well as larger political conflicts. It argues that despite the prevalence of female mediation in Shabwa today, such practices are on the decline, and find little resonance … Read more