“I believe it’s still too early to talk of my rights as a woman, to have full citizenship and make my own decisions.”
Eila Abdulaziz, a human rights officer at Yemeni Observatory, says women have shown they are able to take a leading role in ensuring peace and security but they have been marginalized again since the uprising.
“I believe it’s still too early to talk of my rights as a woman, to have full citizenship and make my own decisions,” 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.