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July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GDI-DATA-2

"Yemen ranks last out of 144 countries on the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Index" (para 1).
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Like everyone in Yemen, women in the country have been severely affected by the war. And as a subgroup of the population, they are vulnerable to gender-based violence. In September 2016, an OXFAM report indicated that women and girls in Yemen have been subjected to violence, abuse and exploitation — including sexual — by the different armed groups since the outbreak of the conflict, particularly at checkpoints" (para 4).
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-3

"Women in conflict-affected areas are often unable to access the humanitarian aid of which almost 19 million people in Yemen are in need. They are stifled by social restrictions on their freedom of movement, fear of abuse at militia-held checkpoints and the rising costs of transportation, as many roads are closed or have been destroyed because of the ongoing fighting" (para 8).
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DLB-DATA-1, DMW-PRACTICE-1

"The implications of the war for men are immense, from death at the battlefront to unemployment and the psychological stress of failing to provide for their families. More women are entering the labor market, especially in rural areas where most of the men are day laborers, and becoming the breadwinners of their families. This, of course, enables women in rural areas to assume greater power in the decision-making in their households and also forces the men to participate more in household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and taking care of children" (para 5).
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"The June 2016 World Bank report stated that 52% of the internally displaced persons in Yemen — more than 3 million people — consist of women, many of whom are now heading their displaced households. In a Yemeni context, this absence of adult men can be interpreted as the death of the male heads of those households, their joining one of the warring groups or leaving for nearby cities to look for jobs. Crucially, the absence of adult men from households makes displaced women's accessibility to humanitarian aid extremely difficult. Women in conflict-affected areas are often unable to access the humanitarian aid of which almost 19 million people in Yemen...more
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"The implications of the war for men are immense, from death at the battlefront to unemployment and the psychological stress of failing to provide for their families. More women are entering the labor market, especially in rural areas where most of the men are day laborers, and becoming the breadwinners of their families. This, of course, enables women in rural areas to assume greater power in the decision-making in their households and also forces the men to participate more in household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and taking care of children" (para 5). "The June 2016 World Bank report stated that 52% of the internally displaced persons in Yemen —...more
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"The implications of the war for men are immense, from death at the battlefront to unemployment and the psychological stress of failing to provide for their families. More women are entering the labor market, especially in rural areas where most of the men are day laborers, and becoming the breadwinners of their families" (para 5). CC: The fall of men from the labor market and the rise of women to take their place indicates that men take priority in having jobs in the job market. "While the increasing representation of women in public spaces can be considered a positive development, should their increasing participation in the labor market in such...more
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-DATA-1

"Many school-aged children cannot go to school due to the displacement or destruction of their schools. Girls face a higher-than-ever risk of being married off before turning 18, as families seek to lessen their burdens by marrying off their young girls, while boys as young as 10 years old face recruitment by both warring parties: the Houthi-Ali Abdullah Saleh alliance and the pro-Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi militias" (para 3).
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"The implications of the war for men are immense, from death at the battlefront to unemployment and the psychological stress of failing to provide for their families. More women are entering the labor market, especially in rural areas where most of the men are day laborers, and becoming the breadwinners of their families" (para 5). "While the increasing representation of women in public spaces can be considered a positive development, should their increasing participation in the labor market in such atrocious circumstances and conditions be applauded as a milestone on the road toward gender equality, or is war-torn Yemen simply heading for equality in misery?" (para 6).
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"While the increasing representation of women in public spaces can be considered a positive development, should their increasing participation in the labor market in such atrocious circumstances and conditions be applauded as a milestone on the road toward gender equality, or is war-torn Yemen simply heading for equality in misery?" (para 6). "The June 2016 World Bank report stated that 52% of the internally displaced persons in Yemen — more than 3 million people — consist of women, many of whom are now heading their displaced households. In a Yemeni context, this absence of adult men can be interpreted as the death of the male heads of those households, their...more
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"While the increasing representation of women in public spaces can be considered a positive development, should their increasing participation in the labor market in such atrocious circumstances and conditions be applauded as a milestone on the road toward gender equality, or is war-torn Yemen simply heading for equality in misery?" (para 6).
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Like everyone in Yemen, women in the country have been severely affected by the war. And as a subgroup of the population, they are vulnerable to gender-based violence. In September 2016, an OXFAM report indicated that women and girls in Yemen have been subjected to violence, abuse and exploitation — including sexual — by the different armed groups since the outbreak of the conflict, particularly at checkpoints" (para 4). "Women in conflict-affected areas are often unable to access the humanitarian aid of which almost 19 million people in Yemen are in need. They are stifled by social restrictions on their freedom of movement, fear of abuse at militia-held checkpoints and...more
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

"The June 2016 World Bank report stated that 52% of the internally displaced persons in Yemen — more than 3 million people — consist of women, many of whom are now heading their displaced households. In a Yemeni context, this absence of adult men can be interpreted as the death of the male heads of those households, their joining one of the warring groups or leaving for nearby cities to look for jobs. Crucially, the absence of adult men from households makes displaced women's accessibility to humanitarian aid extremely difficult" (para 7).
July 21, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Women and children are always considered the first casualties of wars, and Yemen is no exception" (para 2). "Like everyone in Yemen, women in the country have been severely affected by the war. And as a subgroup of the population, they are vulnerable to gender-based violence. In September 2016, an OXFAM report indicated that women and girls in Yemen have been subjected to violence, abuse and exploitation — including sexual — by the different armed groups since the outbreak of the conflict, particularly at checkpoints" (para 4).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The law regulates associations and foundations and outlines the establishment and activities of NGOs. Authorities require annual registration. The law exempts registered NGOs from taxes and tariffs and requires the government to provide a reason for denying an NGO registration, such as deeming an NGO’s activities 'detrimental' to the state. It forbids NGOs’ involvement in political or religious activities. It permits foreign funding of NGOs. The law requires government observation of NGO internal elections" (25). "Prior to the outbreak of conflict, domestic and international human rights groups generally operated without outright government restriction, but lower-level government officials, particularly those in security organizations, were occasionally uncooperative and unresponsive to human rights...more
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"On October 17, a group of unidentified Islamists entered the Administrative Sciences College in Aden and informed the staff and students they could no longer teach male and female students in the same classes, according to an NGO" (24). "Social discrimination severely restricted women’s freedom of movement. Women in general did not enjoy full freedom of movement, although restrictions varied by location. Some observers reported increased restrictions on women in conservative locations, such as Sa’ada" (26). "In September authorities twice prevented Dr. Shafiqa al-Wahsh, director of the Women’s National Committee, from leaving the country to participate in meetings in preparation for peace talks. The Houthis stated they rejected her request...more
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"Within the country’s limited professional sphere, women have low rates of representation in a range of fields, including the security sector" (39).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

"The law requires women to have the permission of a male guardian, such as a husband, before applying for a passport or leaving the country. A husband or male relative may bar a woman from leaving the country by placing a woman’s name on a 'no-fly list' maintained at airports, and prior to the conflict, authorities strictly enforced this requirement when women traveled with children" (26).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"By custom young children and infants born in prison remained in custody with their mothers until age nine. Prison authorities performed pregnancy tests on all female prisoners upon entry into a facility. Prisons segregated male and female adult prisoners and subjected them to similar conditions" (7). "Women faced deeply entrenched discrimination in both law and practice in all aspects of their lives. Mechanisms to enforce equal protection were weak, and the government-in-exile could not implement them effectively" (38).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CUST-PRACTICE-1

"Under family law and inheritance law, courts awarded custody of children over a specified age (seven years for boys and nine years for girls) to the divorced husband or the deceased husband’s family" (38).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"On October 17, a group of unidentified Islamists entered the Administrative Sciences College in Aden and informed the staff and students they could no longer teach male and female students in the same classes, according to an NGO" (24). "Social pressure, women’s lack of knowledge about reproduction, and the young age of marriage for many girls also meant many women had little or no real control over reproduction. Access to contraceptives and procedures involving reproductive and fertility treatments required the consent of both husband and wife. It was technically illegal for single women to buy and use contraception, but if a particular contraceptive (such as birth control pills) had another...more
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-3

"While the law stipulates the death penalty for a man convicted of murdering a woman, the penal code allows leniency for persons guilty of committing an 'honor' killing or violently assaulting or killing a woman for perceived 'immodest' or 'defiant' behavior. The law also allows for a substantially reduced sentence when a husband kills his wife and a man he believes to be involved in an extramarital affair with her" (36).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"Women also faced unequal treatment in courts, where the testimony of a woman equals half that of a man’s. Female parties in court proceedings such as divorce and other family law cases normally deputized male relatives to speak on their behalf, although they have the option to speak for themselves" (38).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Human Rights referred callers to various civil society organizations or foundations for assistance. It also referred complainants to the nongovernmental National Women’s Union for assistance. The National Women’s Union, which had chapters across the country, had at least one shelter" (35).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Women cannot marry without permission of their male guardians; do not have equal rights in inheritance, divorce, or child custody; and have little legal protection" (38). "Under sharia inheritance laws, which assume that women receive support from their male relatives, daughters receive half the inheritance and accidental death or injury compensation awarded to their brothers" (38).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1

"The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported in 2012 that 97 percent of FGM/C procedures took place in the home and found Type 2--partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with and without excision of the labia majora--in 83 percent of studied cases" (36).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"Thirty percent of delegates to the 2013-14 NDC were women, and women chaired many committees and working groups" (30).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The transitional government sought to expand political participation to formerly excluded groups, including women, youth, and minorities" (1). "In September authorities twice prevented Dr. Shafiqa al-Wahsh, director of the Women’s National Committee, from leaving the country to participate in meetings in preparation for peace talks. The Houthis stated they rejected her request because of the security situation in the country" (26). "Within the country’s limited professional sphere, women have low rates of representation in a range of fields, including the security sector" (39).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1, LR-DATA-1

"The estimated 55-percent female literacy rate, compared with 85.1 percent for men, accentuated this discrimination" (38).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The 2013 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), administered by the Ministry of Public Health and Population, found that 19 percent of all women aged 15-49 had undergone some form of FGM/C. In some coastal areas influenced by cultural practices from the Horn of Africa, such as Mahara and al-Hudaydah, FGM/C practitioners had subjected up to 90 percent of women reportedly to FGM/C" (36).