HUMAN ACCESS in Marib Governorate delivered economic empowerment grants in a number of professional fields to 71 women from the most vulnerable and needy groups.

Specifically, this is part of the project "Safe Space for Women and Girls" that is funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

The handover process took place in the presence of Dr. Khaled Al-Shijni, deputy director of the Executive Unit for the Management of Displaced Persons’ Camps (ExU) in Marib, Fatima Shaqla, head of the protection section at the ExU in the governorate, and Ghamdan Al-Qadi, Coordinator of the UNFPA GBV Sub-Cluster in Marib.

As part of the empowerment grants, beneficiaries who had previously qualified to practice their profession and enter the workforce received professional supplies and tools.

These grants included 25 grants in mobile phone maintenance, 17 in the manufacture of incense and perfumes, 9 in making sweets and pastries, 8 in engraving and henna, and 12 grants in livestock breeding.

A major goal of economic empowerment grants is to reduce the difficulties facing women in Yemen, which prevent them from obtaining their legitimate rights and keeping them from participating in economic and social development.

The grants will help the beneficiary families earn a living and overcome poverty and unemployment.