The Impact of Covid-19 on Women’s Inclusion in the Peace Process in Yemen

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Peace and Conflict-Covid-19 Nexus: The Impact on Women’s Inclusion in the Peace Process in Yemen

This report, partnering with Yemen Peace Track Initiative, focused on a group of women activists who have sought to influence the direction of negotiations, despite the impact of the pandemic on their lives, to explore their perspectives on the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic and the peace process, and how they perceive their own inclusion and that of other women affected. This report aims to amplify Yemeni women’s voices on how Covid-19 affected them personally and professionally. It highlights the restrictions on women’s broad participation resulting from the pandemic, and how that impacted their work on the ground. The report provides policy recommendations from the participants.

This report is third in a series that has examined the connections between Covid-19 and the conflict in Yemen in considering prospects of broader inclusion.

Report 1: An Opportunity in Crisis? Covid-19 and State-community Relations in Taiz

Report 2: Pulling the Pieces Together: Health and community actors as levers of local response in Taiz and Hadhramaut, Yemen