KSrelief launches project to empower Yemeni women hit by gender-based violence

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) in Aden has launched a project to protect and empower women and girls affected by gender-based violence in Yemen. The project is implemented by the Women’s Charitable Association to Combat Poverty in partnership with UN Women.

The project, which is being implemented from April 2021 to May 2022, includes direct support to 1,600 displaced and vulnerable Yemeni women and girls between the ages of 15 and 55, in addition to providing skills and tools to empower protection service providers.

The project aims to provide indirect support to 4,800 family members and local communities in the governorates of Aden and Taiz, through partners from civil society organizations, which have extensive experience in this field.

The representative of the United Nations Women in Iraq and Yemen, Dina Zorba, stressed the importance of the partnership with the King Salman Relief Center to serve women and provide them with rehabilitation services and livelihoods.

“We are launching the project concerned with providing protection services and various psychological, social and economic support through a distinguished cadre that has been rehabilitated and trained to provide these services in a highly efficient manner to women and girls who are victims of gender-based violence,” Zorba said.

For her part, Project Director Inshirah Al-Jabri praised the support provided by the King Salman Relief Center in implementing this vital project, which provides a number of services to vulnerable women in areas of protection, health services and legal support services, in addition to psychological and social support and childcare.

Al-Jabri added that the livelihood services include focused training for targeted women and financial grants to restore their activities.

The project comes within the framework of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian aid and relief projects represented by KSrelief to the brotherly Yemeni people.