The Yemen Peace Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of Yemen and its people, in the United States and around the world, in order to create the conditions for peaceful and constructive international involvement in Yemen.

VISION

The Yemen Peace Project was founded in early 2010 in response to the myriad political, social, and humanitarian crises facing the people of the Republic of Yemen, and the negative impact of foreign intervention in Yemen. Although the United States and other major powers are heavily involved in Yemen’s affairs, the country is badly misunderstood by most foreigners. We believe that by increasing understanding, we can begin to create the conditions necessary for more constructive, peaceful relations between Yemen and the international community.

GOALS

  • To provide accurate and in-depth information about Yemen’s political, social, and cultural issues.
  • To facilitate communication between Yemenis and non-Yemenis;
  • To create new opportunities for Yemenis to make their voices heard.

Our Programs:

 

Research & Analysis

YPP’s research and analysis form the backbone of all of our efforts. We constantly monitor current events in Yemen in order to provide insightful commentary and analysis via the Directors' Blog and the Mafraj Radio podcast. We also work to engage with other analysts, scholars, and journalists to contribute to the public body of knowledge on Yemen.

Artistic Outreach

The YPP uses art to further our mission of increasing understanding between Americans and Yemenis. Art transcends language and geography, allowing individuals to express themselves and their experiences to a global audience. Our efforts to bring the work of Yemeni artists to the US provide Americans and people around the world a window into Yemeni society and culture, and help our audience to understand how much we all have in common. The cornerstone of the Artistic Outreach program is our International Yemen Film & Arts Festival.

Advocacy

We are currently developing a new advocacy program, through which we will work to help Yemenis communicate their needs and interests to policy makers in the international community.

On the Blog:

A Houthi Retrospective

This week we witnessed major political developments in Yemen, as the Houthi* Movement–also referred to as Ansar Allah–solidified control of…

Al-Huthi Lays Down the Law

The ceasefire agreed yesterday between President Hadi and Huthi Popular Committees was quickly shown to be a dead letter, as…

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