HUMAN ACCESS concluded activities of the 16-day campaign to combat violence against women in the governorates of Shabwa, Al-MahraHadhramaut and Marib through the Protection and Livelihood Support Project, funded by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The campaign was launched last November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and continued until December 10, in an effort to combat all forms of violence against women and girls.

The campaign included the implementation of a variety of events and activities, including awareness and education, training, rehabilitation and empowerment, provision of psychological, social and legal support services, and skills development.

The closing ceremonies of the campaign also included a number of various segments, including songs, expressive words, cultural and artistic pieces, honoring women leaders, female community actors, and the outputs of rehabilitation and training in the project.

Effective efforts in Shabwa Governorate:

In this context, a celebration was organized in Shabwa governorate, in the presence of a large number of women leaders in the governorate and an audience of interested people. At the closing ceremony, several speeches were delivered about the rights of women and girls, and a presentation of the safe space harvest during the years 2020-2021, represented by economic empowerment projects.

The number of beneficiaries of the program reached about 145 women and girls, 155 women benefited from cash assistance, 145 women benefited from case management services, while 1100 women and girls benefited from legal support services and legal advice.

The project covered awareness, mobilization and community advocacy programs for the rights of women and girls and combating gender-based violence, benefiting 20,276 individuals, while 19,1873 women and girls benefited from psychosocial support. Regarding rehabilitation and training, 42 women benefited from literacy and adult education.

The ceremony involved various cultural and artistic segments related to the campaign.

Accompanying activities in Al Mahrah

In Al-Mahra, HUMAN ACCESS in the city of Al-Ghaydah organized a big celebration, which was attended by a number of interested people. Abdullah Nuwaija, Head of HUMAN ACCESS in Al-Mahra Governorate, confirmed, during the ceremony, that the project offered a great service to women through activities that lasted for 16 days, illustrated by holding seminars and broadcasting awareness programs on the radio.

Salem Suwailem, Deputy Director of Social Affairs and Labor, also stressed the importance of the campaign in enhancing the role of women and their participation in society. At the end of the ceremony, the participants and volunteers who supported the campaign were honored.

Open festival for women and girls in Marib

As part of the activity, HUMAN ACCESS in Marib governorate carried out an open festival for women and girls in Al-Rawda area, where the festival included many entertainment and artistic segments, songs, and theatrical scenes that tell the reality of women and girls during periods of displacement.

A big festival in Al Tawilah Park, Seiyun

The events concluded with a big festival in Al Tawilah Park, attended by a large number of women and girls. The festival’s segments varied between the singing and dancing of girls of the Narcissus band, and a purposeful theatrical performance on violence and its effects, which won the public’s admiration.

The festival ended by honoring the volunteers participating in the success of the second bazaar and the winners of the best drawings and paintings in the drawing competition, which was attended by a number of representatives of local institutions and the interested public.

16-day Yemen

16-day Yemen

16-day Yemen