Grassroots Voices: Women and Everyday Peacebuilding in Yemen
The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is pleased to invite you to the launch of our latest report, “Grassroots Voices: Women and Everyday Peacebuilding in Yemen” which focuses on the integral role women play in shaping peace on the ground and details women’s daily contributions to peacebuilding. The symposium will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 3 pm Sana’a time.
The report draws insights into how women serve as peacebuilders from focus group discussions with 128 Yemeni women and men, as well as one-on-one interviews with officials and community leaders. Women’s daily peacebuilding practices such as caregiving, satisfying basic human needs, negotiating inequalities, and resolving conflict, are central to this report and can help frame and construct community practices that contribute to more sustainable peace. Our panelists will also outline local definitions of peace, Yemenis’ perceptions of women as peacebuilders, and the challenges facing Yemeni women engaged in peacebuilding.
Sarah Al Jaberi is a religious activist and a Project Manager at Happy Family Association. Jaberi will discuss religious activism and how it drives both women’s empowerment and peacebuilding in Yemen.
Laila Al Shabibi is the Executive Manager of To Be Foundation for Rights and Freedoms. Shabibi will present approaches that inspire sustainable change and peacebuilding in Yemen through the empowerment of women, local communities, and grassroots initiatives.
A Q&A session will follow the panelists' presentations.
Don’t miss this opportunity to broaden your understanding of Yemen’s complex socio-political landscape and its implications for peacebuilding efforts.
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm Sana’a Time