Date(s) - 02.03.2020
14:00 - 16:30
The roundtable aims at bringing together academics, civil society representatives and activists, in order to present the situation of women in Yemen and discuss how the conflict has affected them. Participants will also debate women’s participation in the political life and their contribution towards securing an end to hostilities and a lasting peace.
Moderator: Laurie Richardson, Chair of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women Vienna
Lisa Lenz-Ayoub, PhD researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Hala Mohamed Murshed & Anwa Al-Effah, representatives of the die Jemenitische – Österreichische Organisation für Förderung und
Stärkung der Frauen und Kindern im Jemen
Alexander Weissenburger, PhD researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Shada Bokir, Phd in postcolonial literature & specialist in women studies and Middle eastern studies.
Gawaher Asaad, UNDP Iraq Project Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Innsbruck (through Skype)
Bushra Nasr Kretschmer, Yemeni activist and economist, member of the Women for Women network & founder of Sabaa Consulting Services