Gender-based violence

The current conflict in Yemen is worsening conditions for women and adolescent girls. Women’s vulnerability to abuse and exploitation increases during humanitarian crises, when protection systems break down. Many men have joined the fighting, leaving women and girls at home or displaced. Female-headed households across the country are struggling to support themselves – and even to access basic services. Although gender-based violence (GBV) cases are notoriously underreported specially in the current chaos, the number of reported cases is steadily increasing. UNFPA, through its partners, works to respond to the needs of the vulnerable groups in prevention and response areas.

The current conflict in Yemen is worsening conditions for women and adolescent girls. Women’s vulnerability to abuse and exploitation increases during humanitarian crises, when protection systems break down. Many men have joined the fighting, leaving women and girls at home or displaced. Female-headed households across the country are struggling to support themselves – and even to access basic services. Although gender-based violence (GBV) cases are notoriously underreported specially in the current chaos, the number of reported cases is steadily increasing. UNFPA, through its partners, works to respond to the needs of the vulnerable groups in prevention and response areas.

Some of key interventions:

  • Provision of multi sectorial services to the survivors (health, legal, psychosocial, shelter)
  • Strengthen the information management system on GBV
  • Coordinating the GBV sub cluster at national and sub national level.
  • Procurement and distribution of dignity kits
  • Capacity building of service providers
  • Raising awareness of women rights and encourage them to seek services