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Rim Mugahed

Rim Mugahed currently leads the “Supporting Broader Inclusion and Participation in the Yemeni Peace Process” program. She is also a sociologist and her work on Yemen focuses on women in prisons, community perceptions of women policing and female voices.

Mugahed's latest contributions

The Uphill Struggle for Yemeni Women in Academia

July 15, 2024
April 27 marked the 13th anniversary of the death of Dr. Raufah Hassan, one of Yemen’s most prominent academics, feminists, and activists. In 1993, she founded the first Women’s Studies Unit at Sana’a University, which later became the Empirical Research and Women’s Studies Center.[1] A pioneering undertaking of its time, the research center … Read more

Absent from the Negotiation Table and Shunned from Public Life: Yemeni Women at a Crossroads

September 4, 2023
Across the globe, women share the burden of being largely excluded from decision-making bodies, but few are feeling it as acutely as Yemeni women.[1] An almost decade-long war, coupled with a feminist, civil, and democratic experience that is yet unripe, and a strong patriarchal social system, have made it exceptionally hard for women to engage in … 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 the almost complete absence of the state, local communities must rely on themselves to maintain peace. In this context, tribes have emerged as a … Read more

Tribes and the State in Yemen

January 21, 2022
This three-part report by the Sana’a Center examines the multi-faceted relationship between tribes and the state in Yemen. It shows that this relationship has long been a complex one, with the relative power of each waxing and waning. However recently – starting before the current conflict began – a protracted period of co-option of tribal leaders … Read more

‘One Hand Does Not Clap’: Partisanship and the Dual Challenge of Women’s Inclusion in Yemen

December 2, 2021
Because Yemen’s political parties are important to both Track I and Track II diplomatic negotiations and dialogue, it is possible to advance gender-inclusive approaches to peacebuilding by expanding their roles in decision-making and agenda-setting within their parties. This policy brief reviews the recent history of women’s partisanship and … Read more