“After the protests, women were told: ‘Thank you, you’ve gone out to the streets, you have protested, your job is over and now it is our job.’”

Sarah Jamal, a sociologist, feminist and blogger in Sana’a, speaks about the hopes and fears of Yemeni women following the 2011 uprising that ushered in a transitional government.

“After the protests, women were told: ‘Thank you, you’ve gone out to the streets, you have protested, your job is over and now it is our job,’” she says.

Since popular uprisings swept across swathes of North Africa and the Middle East, women and their rights have become a hotly debated topic well beyond the region’s borders.

Much ink has been spilt on whether women have benefited from the uprisings. But what do women on the ground think?

“Women of the Revolution” is a Thomson Reuters Foundation project that seeks to hand women the microphone so they can speak for themselves.

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