Title

Revolutionary Women: The Arab Spring

Presenter

Katy Wills

Abstract

In 2011, women flooded the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, in a massive yet strategic movement to protest a corrupt government with systemically unequal policies in the treatment of women in Yemeni society. To simplify the role of women within this multifaceted series of demonstrations is dangerous and restrictive at best. Who were the subgroups of women that protested? What problems did they face? What successes did they achieve? What implications did their successes have on Yemeni people? Through research and conversations with bloggers and activists, I explore the both powerful and frustrating experience of women dissenters in the third of the revolutionary uprisings in the region.

Faculty Sponsor

Susanne Beechey

Sponsor Department/Programs

Gender Studies

Tracks

Women's Voices

Location

Reid G02

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Research Funding Source or OCS Program

IES Abroad

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Revolutionary Women: The Arab Spring

Reid G02

In 2011, women flooded the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, in a massive yet strategic movement to protest a corrupt government with systemically unequal policies in the treatment of women in Yemeni society. To simplify the role of women within this multifaceted series of demonstrations is dangerous and restrictive at best. Who were the subgroups of women that protested? What problems did they face? What successes did they achieve? What implications did their successes have on Yemeni people? Through research and conversations with bloggers and activists, I explore the both powerful and frustrating experience of women dissenters in the third of the revolutionary uprisings in the region.