VOA Cairo correspondent Elizabeth Arrott photographed women in Sana'a during a trip to Yemen earlier this year to cover the country's elections.
Activist Ashwaq Al Rabbeai is among the many young Yemeni women who defied conventions to take part in the uprising. February 18, 2012. (VOA-E. Arrott)
Yemen has some of the most restrictive social traditions for women among the Arab Spring countries. This woman was photographed in Sana'a, February 19, 2012. (VOA-E. Arrott)
While a few women show their face, veiling is the norm in Yemen. February 19, 2012. (VOA- E. Arrott)
Birth rates in Yemen are high - an average of of 6.5 children per woman - while female literacy is less than 50 percent. This photograph was taken in Sana'a. February 20, 2012. (VOA- E. Arrott)