by Ghazal Rahmanpanah
According to the Secretary-General during a Security Council briefing in early February, “Yemen is collapsing before our eyes.” As the country faces potential civil war, possible economic collapse, and rising violence, the current situation is only further exacerbated by the devastating reality facing women throughout Yemen. The current crisis means that the ongoing, systematic discrimination facing Yemen’s women will only worsen as women continue to be absent from the negotiations and peace processes overall. WILPF has pressed the Security Council to take decisive action on this issue and to ensure implementation of Women, Peace and Security agenda in how the Council deals with the evolving crisis situation in Yemen. To learn more about our recommendations to the Security Council, read our advocacy letter here.