In January 2011, Yemenis rose up against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime and expelled him from power. Since then, women have been fighting for human rights and a role in shaping their future while fending off Muslim extremists.
January 2011: Yemeni women hold placards and a photograph of activist Tawakkul Karman during an anti-government rally in Sanaa. Placards read in Arabic, "Arresting Karman is an unethical incident against Yemeni Women."
February 18, 2011: Supporters of the Yemeni government hurl stones at anti-government demonstrators, not pictured, during clashes in Sanaa on what organizers called Friday of Rage.
March 10, 2011: Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh speaks to supporters during a gathering in Sanaa.
April 5, 2011: Anti-government protestors carry a wounded man during clashes with Yemeni forces in Taiz.