Marwa Baabbad

Associate Fellow; Researcher and Development Consultant


Marwa Baabbad is a researcher and development consultant. She has over nine years of experience working in the fields of community engagement, gender, peace and security, and youth political inclusion.

Marwa recently worked as the Director of the Oxford Research Group Strategic Peacebuilding Programme. As part of her work at ORG, she led the delivery of a Track-II project that fed into the UN-led Yemen peace process. She has previously worked as a development professional with Saferworld in Yemen. During that time, she led on WPS and youth projects in Yemen and contributed to the organisation’s work on Egypt, Libya and Syria neighbouring countries.

Marwa was a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics Center for Women, Peace and Security. She was also a member of the Youth Consultative Group for the UNDP’s 2016 Arab Human Development Report.

Marwa holds a master’s degree in Post-war Recovery Studies from the University of York which she completed with a Chevening Scholarship award. 

Selected publications

“The situation needs us to be active”: Youth contributions to peacebuilding in Yemen. Saferworld, December 2019. 

“Women nowadays do anything.” Women’s role in conflict, peace and security in Yemen. Saferworld, Capro and YPC. June 2017.

Two years on: The Complexity of Yemen’s Conflict. Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. 22 March 2017.

“It’s dangerous to be the first”: Security barriers to women’s public participation in Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. Saferworld. October 2013.

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