OCTOBER 24, 2017 - Feminism at the Front Lines: Addressing Multidimensional Insecurity in Yemen

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to present:

Feminism at the Front Lines: Addressing Multidimensional Insecurity in Yemen

The peaceful uprisings that sparkled in 2011 in Yemen transformed into violent armed conflicts, characterized by internal insecurity and severe proliferation of arms. This transformation significantly limited the space for women and restricted their involvement in the peace processes, despite them constituting forces for revolutionary change at the beginning of the uprisings. This presentation shares the outcomes of consultations with women groups in Yemen including internally displaced women, women political leaders, women working in relief, and women working at the security sector, to identify, analyze, and address the multidimensional insecurities women are forced to confront. The findings stress on highly localized, community-based approaches, to understand and combat violence. Supporting such micro-level engagements will keep alive some of the spirit that women showed when they first joined the public space opened by the uprisings.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5 to 7 p.m.
Fauteux Hall - FTX570
(57 Louis-Pasteur, uOttawa)

All are welcome.
The event will be presented in English.
RSVP at HRREC@uOttawa.ca


Speaker:

  • Rasha JARHUM | South Yemeni Senior Development Policy Advisor and Expert on Women, Peace, and Security

Rasha Jarhum is a South Yemeni Senior Development Policy Advisor and Expert on Women, Peace, and Security. Jarhum has been working in the humanitarian and development fields, and advocating for Human Rights including women and refugees rights for over 15 years. She is also a civil society activist and development campaigner. Jarhum is a recipient of the Women Have Wings award. She's currently an Affiliated Scholar with the American University of Beirut. Prior to that Rasha was the MENA Regional Gender and Advocacy Manager for the Regional Gender Justice Programme at Oxfam. Jarhum has worked with various international organizations including UNDP, UNICEF, JICA, and UN ESCWA. She is founder of Peace Track Initiative.Rasha has a Masters degree in International Business Management from the University of Nottingham.


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