YEMEN Press Agency

Sanaa, UN discuss possible interventions related to women’s issues

SANAA, Sept. 18 (YPA) – Acting Minister of Human Rights, Ali Al-Dailami, discussed on Sunday with the Coordinator of the Women’s Protection Cluster at the United Nations Population Fund, possible interventions regarding women’s issues and conditions in light of the war on Yemen.

In a meeting, Al-Dailami reviewed the reality of Yemeni women, their needs and suffering, in light of the Saudi-led coalition’s targeting of the country’s infrastructure and vital facilities.

He stressed the need to convey clear messages to the international community about the suffering of Yemeni women and their needs for psychological rehabilitation, awareness, education, and protection requirements, pointing to attempts by many parties to present a false and distorted picture of the reality of women in Sanaa-held provinces.

“Unfortunately, during the current situation, most files, including those related to women and their needs, have been politicized, which has created an obstacle for the ministry and its human rights role in this direction,” Al-Dailami said.

For her part, the UN Coordinator stressed the keenness to contribute to the definition of the needs of Yemeni women, according to direct studies that it would implement on the field under the supervision of the Ministry of Human Rights and organizations working in Yemen.

She stressed the importance of adoption of the indicators of the approach on the humanitarian response to measure the results of its interventions on the field, noting that the coordination would put the results of these surveys to donors at international conferences to provide the necessary funds for women’s protection programs according to the urgent needs.