In multiple rounds of peace talks, women’s official participation has been low. No women participated in negotiations for the 2019 Riyadh agreement or in subsequent ceasefire negotiations on this track. In the negotiations leading up to the 2018 Stockholm agreement, women made up 4 percent of delegates, compared to 12 percent of delegates in the 2016 talks in Kuwait (with no women on the Houthi delegations).
Women in civil society have worked across political and sectarian lines to influence the peace process, including through the Yemeni Women Pact for Peace and Security. Women have supported local security efforts, including by facilitating humanitarian access, assisting in the release of detainees, and leading the reintegration of child soldiers.