Gender & Civil Society

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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“Divinely Green, from Allah”

Memories of afternoons during the good old days pass through my mind like a calm stream: the after lunch bath,…

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Hadramout Women’s Team for Peace: The Struggle to Reopen al-Rayyan International Airport and al-Dhaba Road

Since Mukalla was seized by terrorists in April 2015, al-Rayyan International Airport has been closed. Both freight and passenger traffic…

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Child Labor, Fear, and the Loss of a Generation in Yemen

  “Any country, any society which does not care for its children is no nation at all.” Nelson Mandela Readers are…

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