NFDHR Programs

Protection and Gender Program

Yemen’s society is a conservative community where women›s access to resources, including decision making positions is still hindered by many obstacles. SGBV issues are still ignored by a culture of silence. Some factors that exacerbate SGBVs impact and incidence in Yemen are lack of awareness about rights and services; cultural norms and stigma; insecurity and clashes; lack of legal assistance; protection services scarcity; and maltreatment of SGBVs survivors by security staff and health service providers.

Program Objective: - To increase women›s access to SGBV preventive and responsive services especially health and legal services. - To enhance the capacity of women to be able to actively participate in making decisions that lead to equitable access to resources.

Comments on Protection and Gender Program

Before March 26, 2015
NFDHR has started implementation of activities that advocate for more support for women legal protection services in Yemen. The plan was to establish a Women Legal Protection Alliance and with an aim to support sustainable legal protection services in major populated governorates such as Sana'a, Taiz, Al Hodeidah, Aden, Hajjah and Hadhramout.

After March 26, 2015
Heavy war erupted in most southern governorates and Taiz while airstrikes have been targeting most major cities. Legal protection is less prioritized by donors and most populations. While life-saving assistance including psycho-social support services are highly needed by almost all population of Sa'ada, Marib, Aden, Taiz cities and all districts alongside the Saudi-Yemeni borders.

NFDHR redesigned its protection program to response to protection needs by mapping of protection service providers. NFDHR is now working on an assessment of capacities of protection service providers, then will try to introduce the Standard of Procedures (SOPs) for protection service providers in two governorates. In addition to distribution of dignity kits to 4000 women. Legal protection services were supported by NFDHR in Amran governorate only.

Effects on women
As women's needs and priorities changed during war, it was very difficult to advocate for legal protection services

Protection and Gender Program
Protection and Gender Program
Protection and Gender Program
Protection and Gender Program