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Commentary: Yemen Peace Efforts Miss a Critical Factor

A woman flashes the victory sign during a demonstration to demand the ouster of Yemen's Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Sanaa, October 17, 2011. Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS

December 18, 2018

A woman flashes the victory sign during a demonstration to demand the ouster of Yemen's Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Sanaa, October 17, 2011. Khaled Abdullah/REUTERS
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As Yemen’s warring parties met in Sweden last week, hopes were high that these peace talks – the first since 2016 – would spark a political process to end the ongoing conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine and created what the UN calls a “living hell for millions of children.” At the talks’ conclusion, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced that the parties had agreed to a number of important and encouraging steps, including a critical ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah, where most aid enters Yemen. But though the leaders of the Yemeni peace process plan to resume talks in January, they continue to overlook a critical strategy that could increase the likelihood of peace: the inclusion of women.

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