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28 December 2016
IBB, Yemen – Shukria was married off at just 9 years old. The wedding was arranged to settle a debt her family owed to a 50-year-old man. “He told my father he would forget the debt and give even... Read more
25 November 2016
Press Release
Sana’a, Yemen, 25 November 2016 – This is 2016 and yet one in three women worldwide still experiences or has experienced some form of physical or sexual violence, usually perpetrated by someone she... Read more
17 November 2016
In the News
IBB, Yemen – Last year, Ayisha was married at only 13 years old. She delivered a baby several weeks ago – a girl. “My family forced me to get married and took me out of school,” she told... Read more
1 November 2016
Violence against women was widespread even before the current conflict, but experts say abuses are becoming even more commonplace. A women's shelter in a port city in Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen
SANA’A, Yemen – The conflict in Yemen has been catastrophic for its civilian population. Thousands have been killed and over 12 million people are now targeted for humanitarian assistance. Many have... Read more
24 October 2016
Press Release
Sana’a, Yemen, 24 October 2016 – Forced marriage, child labour, female genital mutilation and other practices undermining girls’ health and rights threaten the world’s ambitious development agenda,... Read more
21 September 2016
Press Release
Sana’a, Yemen, 21 September 2016 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund received $200,000 worth of emergency medicines and supplies today to meet the urgent reproductive health needs of women... Read more
12 September 2016
In the News
A large number of community midwives have lost their jobs or had their work spaces destroyed as a result of the conflict in Yemen.  To address this, UNFPA with the support of the Government of... Read more
1 September 2016
Dispatch
Child marriage on the rise
A recent thematic assessment on child marriage across eleven southern and northern governorates in Yemen shows an increase in child marriage, particularly among girls, following the outbreak of war.... Read more
16 August 2016
Dispatch
SA’ADA, Yemen – Civilian fatalities are mounting in Yemen, with some of the deadliest episodes of violence taking place in the last two months. UNFPA estimates over 400,000 pregnant women are caught... Read more
20 July 2016
In the News
UNFPA distributed over $600,000 worth of equipment to meet the reproductive health needs of women and their newborns in Ibb, with the support of the Government of Germany. These equipment would reach... Read more

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