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Development: Community-Based Organizations: Yemen
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The scope and work of women's community-based organizations (CBOs) in Yemen is better understood by looking at the progress of civil society in Yemen. Although the concept of civil society organizations (CSOs) is relatively recent in Yemen, the work of local development organizations has been prominent in the last 50 years. Three main stages have marked the growth of CSOs, including CBOs, in Yemen during this period. The first was during the 1950s and the 1960s prior to independence in the south…

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Al-Thawr, Sabria Mohammed, “Development: Community-Based Organizations: Yemen”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0218j>
First published online: 2009

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