From the Editors
Atiaf Z. Alwazir
“I will do everything I can to grow a field in the desert.” - Haidar Swaid, Member of the Garbage Collectors Syndicate In both the foreign and local press, conventional frameworks for understanding the uprising in Yemen locate its popular impetus within two main social groupings: the disaffected middle-class urban youth, who first occupied the streets and squares and called for an end to both corruption and the ruling regime; and tribesmen and political party members, who ...Keep Reading »
Atiaf Zaid Alwazir is a researcher based in Sana’a, Yemen. Her career focused on nonprofit work dedicated to promoting social justice. Since the beginning of the Yemeni revolution in January 2011, Ms. Alwazir was documenting and analyzing the situation as a citizen journalist/blogger in her blog and contributing to media outlets. Her work has been published in Arab Reform Initiative, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), Al-Akhbar and Foreign Policy. She is also a member of the Support Yemen video advocacy campaign to promote grassroots involvement and reforms in Yemen.