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ANTHROPOLOGY / SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES : Voices of young Yemeni Women after the mirage of the Arab Spring Other events...
The wave of optimism that swept across Yemen amongst progressive and globally minded youth in 2011 had turned into a drowning despair by 2014. Young women who were at the forefront of nationwide protests demanding the ‘fall of the regime’ are now amongst the most disillusioned of Yemenis. Hopes for democracy, justice, economic development and increasing freedoms were crushed as the country slid slowly into a grinding civil war that is endlessly fuelled by a wider regional political-sectarian conflict. This paper examines the future of Yemen through the eyes of young women struggling to find their way in the ruins of a shattered nation. A series of qualitative interviews conducted over several months explores their day to day experiences of sectarian conflict, examines their hopes and desires for their nation, and narrates strategic implementation of agency performed as acts of resistance against prevailing geopolitical and religious agendas.
Speaker(s) Voices of young Yemeni Women after the mirage of the Arab Spring
Location Social Sciences Building Room 2204
Contact Loretta Baldassar <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:30
End Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:30
Submitted by Hayley Musson <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:29
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