Security and Women’s Political Participation in Egypt, Libya and Yemen
Since the 2011 Arab uprisings, Yemen, Egypt and Libya have been caught in an unpredictable and often volatile political transition. This event will explore the impact of this ever-changing political landscape on women’s public and political participation.
The speakers will discuss the ways in which fear of escalating violence, crime, harassment and slander have reduced women’s ability to mobilize and organize. They will also highlight initiatives and responses by activists, women’s groups and civil society to address these challenges.
This event is held in partnership with Saferworld, who have recently published a report on the Security Barriers to Women’s Public Participation in Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.