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Bilqees Al-Lahbi

Bilqees Al-Lahbi is a researcher at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies focusing on Yemen’s political and social developments. Al-Lahabi has more than 15 years of experience in research, civil society, development and project management.

She served as deputy chair, and acting chair, of the Southern Issue Working Group at Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference from 2013 to 2014. Al-Lahbi has co-founded and led multiple political and civil society initiatives, including a coalition against the Sa’ada wars in 2007.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Sana’a University School of Science.

Bilqees's latest contributions

US and UK Strike Houthi Targets in Yemen: Reaction from Sana’a Center Experts

January 12, 2024
The United States and Britain carried out air and missile strikes against Houthi targets in the early hours of January 12, following two months of Houthi attacks on commercial shipping in the Red … Read more

The Yemen Brief Podcast | Episode 9 | Minority Communities in Yemen, Part Two: Ba’hais

April 17, 2022
The Ba’hai faith is one of the world’s youngest major religions, emerging from the cultural and philosophical context of Shia Islam in 19th century Persia. Adherents reached the Yemeni islands and … Read more

Women’s Non-Traditional Roles in Tribal Societies

January 25, 2022
As the war in Yemen enters its seventh year, the situation appears bleak and opportunities for peace grow fewer by the day. Amid the country’s fragmentation, the emergence of de-facto authorities and … Read more