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Rim Mugahed

Rim Mugahed is a non-resident researcher at the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies. As a sociologist, her work on Yemen focuses on women in prisons, community perceptions of women policing and female voices, transitional justice, and various other social issues.

Mugahed is also a novelist. Between 2017 and 2020, she published a series of stories in As-Safir Al-Arabi focused on Yemeni women that deep dive into social costs of the war.

She holds a BA in Sociology from Sana’a University.

Mugahed's latest contributions

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Yemeni Women

July 20, 2021
Yemen was among the last countries to announce the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first confirmed case in the country was declared on April 10, 2020, a month after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on March 11. An explosion of infections was anticipated in Yemen, where six years of war has destroyed the healthcare sector an…

Yemen, Five Years On and Now a Stranger to My Country

April 8, 2020
My work developing hotel profiles for online bookings brings me in direct contact with hotel owners and managers. The work is good, not boring, and I am friendly with our partners. Still, each time a hotel asks to charge for internet access in its rooms, I feel a rage stirred by the reminder of hotels where I stayed in Casablanca when war in Yemen …