About the Author

Atiaf Zaid Alwazir, is a writer and activist based in Sana'a, Yemen. Since the end of January 2011, she has been chronicling the Yemeni revolution on her blog (http://womanfromyemen.blogspot.com/) with commentaries, videos, and photographs. She is also the co-founder of the media campaign SupportYemen (http://supportyemen.org/) working to promote social justice. Her work has appeared in Foreign Policy, The Arab Reform Initiative, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), Jaddaliya, Al-Akhbar, OpenDemocracy and others. Her master's thesis was titled "Women in Prison in Yemen: Between Honor and Crime."