Until today, socio-cultural norms, inherent to Yemen’s patriarchal social system, remain the primary barrier to Yemeni women’s empowerment. These norms pre-determine nearly all aspects of
Amal Abdullah joined the Yemen Policy Center as a Research Fellow in 2021. Her interests lie in development, family economics, and women’s issues. She regularly publishes on women’s empowerment and women’s entrepreneurship.
Previously she has worked in both the media and education sectors.
She holds a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
Today, Yemeni women are needed more than ever in the labor force. Their economic participation plays a crucial role in sustainable development, social cohesion, and
MAJLIS Amal Abdullah Women’s Empowerment Comes Through Higher Education February 2021 The Houthis’ current push against women’s ability to participate in the public sphere has