HUMAN ACCESS continued to implement a wide range of activities related to the 16 Days of Activism campaign to combat gender-based violence in the governorates of Hadhramaut, Al-Mahra, Shabwa, and Marib within the protection and livelihood support project, “Safe Space for Women and Girls,” in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief).

In Wadi Hadhramaut, the safe space in Seiyun city launched a bazaar to display the products of 45 displaced and host community women who benefited from vocational rehabilitation and economic empowerment programs during the current year in various craft fields, most notably sewing, making perfumes, sweets/pastries, and phone maintenance to confront poverty and unemployment.

In Al-Mahra, the safe space in Al-Ghaydah city organized a discussion panel in the presence of volunteer teams, coinciding with International Volunteer Day, which falls on December 5 of each year, and is a global day to support voluntary work.

At the conclusion of the discussion workshop, the volunteer teams were honored in appreciation of their wonderful humanitarian role.

The safe space in Shabwa organized awareness and cultural programs targeting students of Shabwa Girls’ Secondary School and Balqis Girls’ School.

The programs introduced the 16-day campaign, the importance of girls’ education, and the necessity of boosting the role of women in local communities as they are half of society and half of the wealth and capabilities.

In Marib, the safe space in Al-Wadi district concluded a special training on handicrafts. In addition, the training included an online two-day course designed to enhance and improve the skills of female social workers in the district's schools.

The space also organized an interview on Marib Radio about the epidemic of violence against women.

In Al-Rawda area and Al-Mil camps, the safe space inaugurated a free medical clinic, and implemented school program activities in a number of schools in displacement camps.

Many diverse and purposeful activities were included in the program, including honoring creative and outstanding female students and others that gained acceptance from the beneficiaries.

In Al-Jufaina area, the safe space carried out two awareness sessions, the first an awareness-raising session to introduce 20 women to the goals of the 16-day campaign against violence, and the second a human rights awareness session, attended by 26 men and women, about women’s rights and the need to protect them to serve everyone.

Additionally, the space honored male and female volunteers of the community-based committee members, peer network, and community actors who advocate for women’s issues.

It also held the fourth quarterly meeting for members of the peer network and the fourth quarterly meeting for members of community-based committees to evaluate past performance and discuss future plans.

In Al-Matar area, the space carried out three awareness sessions, the first a community one that addressed the importance of girls’ education to reduce gender-based violence, and the second a legal one in Al-Quoz camp on the importance of obtaining identification documents.

As for the third event, it focused on psychological compatibility between spouses, family stability, self-confidence, and women's rights in Islam, together with distributing educational brochures.

The safe space in Al-Matar area also organized an open day for 246 children, and another for women.

During these two open days, a variety of important and purposeful activities were offered in an atmosphere of joy and excitement.

Furthermore, the space in Al-Mujamma area initiated a workshop for social workers on the occasion of International Volunteer Day.