In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Mohamad Ali Nayel speaks with Afrah Nasser about the forgotten war in Yemen. Nasser reflects on the humanitarian crisis created by the war in Yemen and the situation of Yemeni women six years after thousands of women marched the streets of Sanaa commemorating International Women’s Day.
Afrah Nasser worked as a reporter at the Yemen Observer newspaper in Yemen (2008-2011) and started blogging since Yemen’s 2011 uprising, focusing on politics and human rights issues. Her blog was featured as one of the ten must-read blogs from the Middle East by CNN and one of the top Middle East blogs by Al-Monitor. Her writings were featured on CNN, Al Jazeera English, The National, Middle East Eye, New Arab and many other publications. She has also worked with Swedish Radio and several Swedish organizations. Nasser was featured in BBC’s `100 women who changed the world` media coverage in 2013, and she is also the recipient of Dawit Issak prize for 2014 by the Swedish Publicity Club, as well as the Pennskaft Prize for 2016. She has been featured twice as one of the 100 most inﬂuential Arabs by Arabian Business magazine. Nasser holds B.A. in English Linguistics from Sana’a University and M.A. in Communication from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.