The Yemeni state has collapsed on the national level, with the parliament not operating. The transition process initiated in November 2011 failed. In September 2014, the Houthis, an armed rebel group, took over state institutions in the capital and orchestrated a coup. Since March 2015 the population is experiencing the consequences of civil war and military intervention by a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia.
YPW is now on halt. Nevertheless, YPC is convinced that political institutions such as the parliament will be crucial in post-war reconstruction efforts. YPC also believes that it is important to enable the citizenry to hold government institutions accountable, and to make government institutions more responsive to the needs of the people. Only then can popular trust in state institutions be built.