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Yemen > Civic and Political Participation Topic Brief

In Yemen, SWMENA surveys found that 93% of women are not members of any organizaiton, and only 6% of women took place in one or more political activitiy to express their views. This is surprising knowing that 61% of these same women reporterted voting during the 2006 local and presidential elections. This topic brief presents the main findings from the SWMENA survey in Yemen on civic and political participation. It includes an analysis of civic engagement through membership in different types of organizations and taking part in different activities to express opinions on political and social issues. Voting behavior is also explored in reference to participation in the 2006 municipal and presidential elections as well as women’s opinions about policy priorities and factors influencing their voting choices.

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