Gender & Civil Society

Umm-al-Subyan: The Beginning, Origins and the First Potential Clue from Sabaean Archaeological Inscriptions

She is the most horrifying demon of all: the queen of terror who swore from the beginning of time to…

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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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