Expert Voices on Atrocity Prevention is a podcast by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. The podcast, hosted by Global Centre Research Director Jaclyn Streitfeld-Hall, features one-on-one conversations with practitioners from the field of human rights, conflict prevention, atrocity prevention and other related agendas. These conversations aim to provide a glimpse of the personal and professional side of how practitioners approach human rights protection and atrocity prevention. We hope to explore challenges, identify best practices and share lessons learned on how we can protect populations more effectively. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and SoundCloud. Please subscribe for new episodes.
In this episode we explore the ongoing atrocities in Yemen with Radhya Almutawakel, co-founder and chairperson of Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, a Yemeni civil society organization that has recently been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The episode begins with a discussion of the ongoing crisis in Yemen with Global Centre Research Analyst, Jahaan Pittalwala. We then explore the documentation of abuses in Yemen in order to create a “human rights memory” and how work by Mwatana and other civil society organizations has changed the narrative on the situation. Ms. Almutawakel ends by sharing her hopes for Yemen, including achieving justice and accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity.