386.3 Women's role in the current social movement in Yemen

Thursday, August 2, 2012: 4:45 PM
Faculty of Economics, TBA
Oral Presentation
Suaad Zayed AL-ORAIMI , UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Since Dec. 2010, Arab region has been going through a tremendous social change. This significant social movement has resulted in different levels of revolutions. Women at different ages have been considerably engaged in such a phenomenon. This paper aims at exploring the role of Yemeni women; examines the implications of having a large number of women take a substantial role in the process of social uprising. Will this contribute to a major social change of the traditional gender roles in Yemeni society? The paper intends to address the reasons behind the integration of gender roles in this episode, social transaction and women’s social status in Yemen. Meanwhile, the paper takes the liberty to identify ways in which feminists can utilize this revolution as a tool for self and collective empowerment. To justify its data collection, the paper utilizes the ongoing occurrence and examines women’s manifestation. To achieve its objectivity, a historical analysis is carefully implemented in this study.