Elham Manea’s call on Switzerland to act as an intermediary for Yemen

Elham Manea | Swiss Info (Switzerland) |

In this interview for Swiss Info, Elhman Manea explains the extent of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen. She urges the international community to take action and to act as a diplomatic mediator to implement a lasting peace in the region.

This interview is in English and can be read here.

About Elham Manea

Elham Manea is an Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at Zurich University. Manea is also a writer and human rights activist. She has published academic and non-fiction books in English, German, and Arabic as well as two novels in Arabic. Her latest book is "Women and Shari'a Law – The impact of legal pluralism in the UK". In addition to her position at the University of Zurich, she is a consultant for a number of Swiss government agencies and international human rights organisations. In 2010 the Swiss Federal Council appointed her as a Member of the Federal Commission for Women Affairs - a position she still holds today.

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