NFDHR Programs

Protection and Gender

The state of protection and gender in Yemen: The Yemeni society is a conservative society where women continue to impede women's access to resources, including access to decision-making positions through many obstacles, and gender-based violence cases remain marginal and a culture of silence prevails. Lack of awareness of rights, services, cultural norms, stigma, insecurity, armed clashes, lack of legal aid, scarcity of protection services and mistreatment of security personnel and health service providers from ill-treatment is one of the factors that exacerbate the phenomenon of gender-based violence in Yemen.

Program Objective: Program Objectives: 1 -Increase women's access to protection and response services to gender-based violence, especially health and legal services. 2- Enhancing women's capabilities to participate effectively in making decisions that lead to equal access to resources.