Discrimination Against Women on the Rise in Yemen
October 15, 2020
Discrimination against Yemeni women has significantly increased as a result of the on-going conflict in Yemen, according to the Alternative Report on Yemen, a report submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
The Women4Yemen report, submitted in cooperation with Association of Abductees' Mothers, highlights the difficulty in implementing international conventions in conflict zones, including the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.
In addition to the daily violence associated with war, Yemen has seen an increase in gender-based violence since the start of the conflict. Yemeni women are, also, systematically being denied their right to travel, healthcare and education. And social and legal reforms, with a focus on gender, are much needed in Yemen.
“The report highlights the need to guarantee women’s access to justice, legal aid, health services, education and employment. It also highlights the fact that without increased participation of women at all levels of decision-making, lasting change won’t happen,” said Kawkab al-Thaibani, the director of the Women4Yemen Network.
The report was submitted to the CEDAW on 5 October, 2020. Read the full report here. https://bit.ly/3jYfx0V
For more information contact:
NAME: Kawkab al-Thaibani
CELL: +90 539 525 21 40
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