Empowering Women and Girls in Yemen

Authored by: United States Agency for International Development

Categories: Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Yemen
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Year: 2020
Citation: "Empowering Women and Girls in Yemen." United States Agency for International Development. June 2020.

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Executive Summary

Throughout Yemen’s five-year war, women have often been among those most exposed to the devastating impacts of conflict. The crisis has heightened existing risks that disproportionately affect women, such as gender-based violence, family separation, exploitative labor, and exclusion from lifesaving humanitarian assistance. By supporting women’s community centers, USAID/BHA is enhancing the dignity, safety, and well-being of women and girls in Yemen while fulfilling its core mandate to alleviate suffering in the midst of crisis.