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10 February 2022
Women learn tailoring skills as part of a vocational training programme at a UNFPA-supported safe space. © UNFPA Yemen | Photo does not depict subject featured in story.

In her words: A child bride from Yemen forced to grow up too fast

Ibtisam* is a 16-year-old girl living in Yemen who shared her story of marrying at 14. Of the 4 million girls married before the age of 18 in Yemen,... Read more

8 February 2022

Making Reproductive Health Accessible to Rural Women

Fatima was pregnant with her first child when she began to face serious complications. She and her husband were extremely worried what the cost of a... Read more

23 January 2022

Safe Spaces Help Girls to Realize their Dreams

Nusaibah, a 14-year-old displaced girl escapes an imminent marriage and finds help to realize her dreams at a women and girls safe space.

8 December 2021
Press Release

Sweden Supports UNFPA to Reach Most Vulnerable Women and Girls with Protection Services in Yemen

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency has announced a contribution of US$ 3.3 million to help UNFPA provide life-saving protection... Read more

3 November 2021
"When I would find written documents in the house, I needed to ask somebody to read it for me," said Ghada, who was married at 12. She eventually learned to read and write at a UNFPA-supported safe space, which also provided legal assistance and vocational training. © UNFPA Yemen

Married at 12; a single mother at 16 in Yemen

At 16, Ghada* was illiterate, with no work experience, no job prospects – and the mother of three children.

29 September 2021

UNFPA welcomes USAID support for the health and protection of vulnerable women and girls in Yemen

The USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance contributes US$5 million to UNFPA, to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services... Read more

23 September 2021

UNFPA calls for urgent funding for the health and safety of 1.5 million Yemeni women and girls at risk

UNFPA calls for the prioritization of the health, safety and rights of Yemeni women and girls, and immediate action to end their ongoing suffering.

8 September 2021

The Yemen Humanitarian Fund helps to sustain women’s protection services with support to UNFPA

UNFPA welcomed the generous contribution of US$1.3 million from the Yemen Humanitarian Fund to assist the most vulnerable women and girls with life-... Read more

25 August 2021

Safe Spaces Give New Hope to Women Faced with Violence

Livelihood skills training in UNFPA-supported safe spaces are helping Yemeni women to enter the labour market.

22 August 2021

KSrelief Supports UNFPA to Reach Most Vulnerable Women and Girls with Protection Services in South Yemen

KSRelief supports UNFPA in reaching over 65,000 of the most vulnerable women and girls in south Yemen with protection services, since January 2021.