ExpertiseConflict Resolution and Peace-building
Democracy and Political Participation
Peace Negotiations and Mediation
Sexual Violence in Conflict
Social Movements & Non-violent Resistance
Women Human Rights Defenders
How to Engage Yemeni Civil Society and Women in Peace DAWN Journal Mar 15, 2023
Peace in Yemen, But not Without Women’s Role in Peacebuilding IPS News Service Feb 15, 2021
In conversation with Yemeni Women’s Rights Activist, Kawkab Al-Thaibani The Sania Farooqui Show Feb 15, 2021
Yemen: ‘Militarizing women impacts social cohesion’ Andalou Agency Feb 24, 2021
All you need to know about the Yemen peace talks Al Jazeera Dec 3 2018
Kawkab Al-Thaibani (@Kawkab) is a gender and communications expert in Yemen and the Middle East. Kawkab has led global and national strategies as well as research and analysis on economic empowerment, advocacy, gender, peace and security, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Kawkab is a seasoned trainer in peace, gender, research, communication, and media in Yemen, Lebanon (Palestinian camps), and Syria. As a gender strategist, communications expert, and researcher, she aims to amplify women’s voices and empower them to lead peacebuilding efforts. Working with national and international organizations such as UNDP Yemen, UNDP Istanbul Center, ARK DMCC Group, UN Women, USAID, and the Middle East Technical University, as well as grassroots organizations, Kawkab has led the creation and implementation of communications and advocacy strategies, gender policies, providing analysis, technical expertise, and training.
Kawkab is the founder of She4Society initiative, a newly formed initiative aimed at empowering women to achieve peace. She is co-founder and former founding director of the Women4Yemen Network, a network of women activists who advocate for women in peace and security in Yemen. She serves on the advisory board of the Yemeni Archive, an independent platform for documenting human rights and other violations by parties to the conflict in Yemen. In 2022, Kawkab is selected among 30 women globally for the prestigious fellowship of Vital Voices for her efforts in peace and gender equality. In 2019, Kawkab was recognized as one of TRT World Research Centre’s “Women of War” for her role in peacebuilding.