Past eventResearch Event

Security and Women’s Political Participation in Egypt, Libya and Yemen

28 January 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Chatham House, London


Joshua Rogers, Egypt and Libya Programme Coordinator, Saferworld
Sara Khorshid, Egyptian Women's Rights Activist and Journalist
Intisar Aladhi, Yemeni Women's Rights Activist; Founder, All Girls Foundation For Development
Rida al-Tubuli, Libyan Women's Rights Activist; Founder, 'Together We Build' Movement
Chair: Helen Twist, Manager, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



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