"Yemeni women are some of the fiercest women I have ever met. Through conflicts and famine, many have had to struggle for the survival of their families. The abject poverty afflicts Yemeni women in particularly harsh ways, yet they carry on and persevere. Still, their pride in their culture and love for their beautiful country always shines through. But in spite all of this I was still surprised when I saw footage of the protests that rocked the capital Sana’a in 2011." - Amina Semlali Read more
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"The Parliament voted 'Yes' about it in 2007, and then Saleh played under the table until the ratification was denied because the "Parliament wasn't full." Then, they delayed the next voting until it never happened which was a smart move on his side, it served him right during the revolution. The next voting should be held after the next President and new constitution is drawn." - Luai Ahmed
Originally published on TheNational.ae
When Sanaa's Change Square became the focal point for Yemeni pro-democracy protests in 2011, one of the first posters to appear called the demonstrations there the "first step towards our civil state". It was remarkable to find such a poster in a country that has always been known for its socio-tribal form of power structure. But that was a period of hope; Change Square was transformed into a collective of tents housing hundreds of activists.