In partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), HUMAN ACCESS implemented several activities for the 16 Days of Activism campaign to combat gender-based violence in Shabwa and Marib governorates, within the context of the protection and livelihood support project, “Safe Space for Women and Girls.”

In Ataq city in Shabwa, the safe space held a symposium entitled “The societal role in defending rights and freedoms,” in cooperation with the Dhameer Foundation for Rights and Freedoms.

As part of the symposium, a presentation was given about humanitarian law and women's rights, emphasizing the need for strong responses that focus on preventing violence, which remains a barrier to women's human rights.

In Marib, the safe space in Al-Wadi district launched a handicraft training course, targeting a number of women who wish and have applied for vocational qualification as an additional course without economic empowerment, as it relates to hand-based crafts and simple tools.

This course will provide trainees with in-demand crafts and save them from requesting the services of these crafts from the markets.

The safe space also honored a group of humanitarian work pioneers in the district, in conjunction with International Volunteer Day, which falls on December 5 of each year, and is a global day to support volunteer work.

The honor included some men of the local authority in Wadi Marib, community-based committees, peer network, and a number of social figures who played a commendable role in the success of the space’s activities for the advancement of women and girls.

As violence against women is a major public health issue, a free clinic was established by the safe space in Al-Mujamma area to examine and treat a wide variety of medical conditions.

Over 100 women, girls, and children received assistance in the form of safe birth bags, psychological counseling, and other services that helped relieve their suffering.

In Al-Jufaina area, the space initiated an event in conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which falls on December 3 of each year, and is an international day to support people with disabilities.

The event involved artistic performances and the distribution of gifts to participants with special needs, as they are a vulnerable segment of society and in dire need of support and care due to their increasing needs.

Additionally, the safe space organized a health awareness day around World AIDS Day, which is observed on December 1 each year, with the goal of increasing awareness, preventing, and limiting the spread of the disease.

A school radio program was also organized in a public school, attended by about 920 students and teachers.

Several important messages regarding violence and facing it were among the topics covered in the program.

In Al-Matar area, the safe space held awareness and psychological sessions for male and female students of Sarh Marib College, addressing the physical, health and psychological consequences of violence on women.

Furthermore, the space organized an open day targeting 26 children from the most vulnerable groups who are unable to reach parks to enjoy, play, and be happy like their peers in light of the harsh conditions that Yemen is experiencing as a result of the ongoing conflict.