Protection and Livelihood Support Project continues to build capacities of women and girls
HUMAN ACCESS in the governorates of Hadhramaut, Shabwa and Marib implemented a set of purposeful activities within the protection and livelihood support project activities "Safe Space for Women and Girls", funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The goal is to support and build the capacities of Yemen’s women in light of the effects of the devastating conflict on their reality.
In the city of Seiyun, Wadi Hadhramaut, the safe space held a diverse cultural and entertainment program, targeting about 151 children, that coincides with the celebrations of International Women's Day, which falls on March 8 of each year, and the annual Mother's Day on March 21.
The safe space also launched two training courses in the fields of sweets/pastries making and the art of hairdressing for 25 beneficiaries from the displaced and the host community.
In the city of Ataq, Shabwa, the safe space launched a training course in the field of sewing and embroidery within the scope of its training programs for the first quarter of this year. The objective is to empower beneficiaries economically by creating job opportunities and income streams that enable them to support their families and alleviate the effects of poverty in a war-torn country.
In Marib, the safe space in Al-Matar area organized three awareness sessions, the first is community-based about the precautions required to avoid torrential rain damage with the onset of the rainy season.
As for the second session, it focuses on rain phobia and torrential rains, while the third session is legal, dealing with the importance of identity documents.
The space also carried out a refresher workshop to build the capacity of the community-based committees and the peer network of volunteers.
On the other hand, the safe space in Al-Wadi district was visited by the director of the Executive Unit for the Displaced, Mr. Dhafer Talib, who was informed about the progress of the performance and the different services provided by the space to women and girls in order to overcome harsh conditions caused by the ongoing conflict. Talib praised the pioneering role of the safe space in the advancement of women.
As part of its preparation to empower a number of women and girls and equip them with the necessary experience to launch their own enterprises, the safe space team in Al-Jufaina conducted a field visit to track and evaluate the benefits of the second phase of the livelihood program.
A community awareness session was also organized under the title "Optimism and its Impact on Humans", with the participation of 28 women.
The space in Al-Jufainah also hosted the first quarterly meeting of a peer network for community members, in which gender, violence risks, and ways to deal with them were discussed.
In addition, 16 members participated in an introductory session to develop the capacity of community-based protection committees and peer networks to reduce violence against women.
Moreover, the safe space in Al-Mujamma area conducted a legal awareness session focusing on the importance of identification documents and how to extract and preserve them.
Further, the safe space in Marib city district organized a refresher course to build the capacity of community-based protection committees and peer networks, which addressed several issues, such as the concept of protection, verifying cases of gender-based violence, and the importance of volunteer work.
- Marib governorate
- Shabwa governorate
- Safe Space for Women and Girls
- Protection and Livelihoods Support