Under the auspices of a member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Governor of Marib Governorate, Sheikh Sultan Al-Arada, HUMAN ACCESS in Marib launched activities of the 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence, with a rhetorical and artistic ceremony, as part of the activities of the Protection and Livelihood Support Project "Safe Space for Women and Girls", funded by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Among those present were Dr. Abdrabbo Muftah, Undersecretary of Marib Governorate, Yahya Al-Daba, Head of HUMAN ACCESS, Ghamdan Al-Qadi, Coordinator of the Gender-Based Violence Sub-Cluster at the UNFPA office in Marib, as well as local officials and directors of local and international organizations, and others.

As part of the local authority's speech, the deputy governor of Marib praised the activities and programs that are devoted to women and girls in light of Yemen's ongoing conflict, which makes women and girls the weakest and most affected segments in society, and urged everyone to do more to prevent gender-based violence and protect women's rights.

A 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence is held annually, starting from November 25, which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, which is Human Rights Day. It is an international campaign to end violence against women through various activities aimed at creating a culture to address all forms of violence against women and girls.

Each year, HUMAN ACCESS organizes multiple activities to raise awareness of the dangers of this phenomenon, which is one of the most prominent violations of human rights in Yemen.

Additionally, HUMAN ACCESS manages a range of safe spaces in collaboration with its partners to empower women and girls as an effective method of reducing violence against women.

16-day campaign to end gender-based violence