GDRSC is an academic research center at Sana’a University. It was established in 1993 as an “academic unit of the Social Science Department” at the Faculty of Arts. Then the unit became a center for “Applied Research and Feminist Studies” in 1997 by the decision of the Head of the University No. 501. In 2000, the center’s name was changed to “Women’s Studies Center” by the decision of the University presidency No. 30, after that the name changed again in 2005 by the decision of the University Presidency No. 623 to become the “Gender Research and Development Studies Center”, and in the same year the name was modified to become “Gender-Development Research and Study Center” by the decision of the University Presidency No. 775.