Gender & Civil Society

Intolerable Choices: Women Caught Between Violent Marriages and Divorces

Divorce remains one of the pressures that patriarchal societies use against women. When women refuse to continue with marriages that…

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Hadhramout: Art Returns

We grew up listening to our parents’ stories, told with pride, about a beautiful past. According to them, Hadhramout has…

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Autonomous Efforts for Education in Rural Yemen During War: The Village of Mariya

The dark shadows of war have fallen upon all aspects of life in Yemen. However, the toll of war on…

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Youth Volunteering Initiatives in Taiz: Snapshots of Civil Resistance Against Destruction

The absence of state institutions in Taiz in recent years has created a massive gap in people’s lives, especially at…

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Ala’a Gholam: The Journey of a Contemporary Young Oud Maker

What is music made of? This question has accompanied me since my early childhood. Who makes music? Who tames it,…

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Mashaqer in Taiz: Fragrant Ornaments and the Rituals of Life and Death

  Ezzadeen Mohammed stands every morning by the Grand Gate in Taiz city, south west Yemen. He carefully lines up…

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Perceiving Yemen

We usually hear that the world has become a small village. We hear that information and data have become accessible…

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Women in the Rasulid State: A History of Founding Schools in Yemen

Scholarship on the Rasulid Sultans’ agenda Scholarly schools in Yemen were established during the Ayyubid rule, under the reign of…

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Reem

The sun, at its peak over the dusty, barefoot boys playing on the street before lunch, felt like it was…

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Women and Young Girls Play Music for Peace at the Cultural Center in Sana’a

“When words end, music goes on.” This is how one feels entering the hall of the Cultural Center in Sana’a…

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