Women in Yemen have suffered from direct violations committed by parties to the conflict, which have undermined their fundamental rights gained over long decades of struggle. In addition to this, there has been a worsening of patterns of discrimination against women and girls, with increasing societal and domestic violence, and a widening gap between men and women in terms of promoting gender-based inequality. The conflict has had serious negative effects on women due to the economic crisis and the collapse of services, among others. Many women have been forced to take on the roles of their male partners who were killed, went to fight, were arrested, or were victims of other forms of forced absence, or who lost their sources of income due to the war. This has placed an extremely difficult burden on women, as they become the sole breadwinners and heads of their families, with responsibilities beyond their capabilities. Along with the many burdens that the war has brought on women, violence against women remains one of the most pervasive and persistent human rights violations in Yemen. As such, Mwatana is dedicated to documenting all types of violations that impact women and analyzing the phenomena related to the undermining of their rights, despite the various restrictions imposed to prevent approaching, research, and awareness-raising about such phenomena.
Simultaneous Cessation of Human Rights Violations and Military Operations by All Conflict Parties
Providing Data on 12,500 Incidents in its First Version
Eight years have passed since the Saudi/UAE-led Coalition began its military operations in Yemen