Psychosocial Support for Women Survivors of Violence in Yemen

5 October 2019

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Yemen is facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 24 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including some six million women and girls of reproductive age. Reported cases of gender-based violence (GBV) are rising. UNFPA supports the provision of psychosocial support, legal aid, access to safe spaces/shelters and referrals to health services. GBV services are being integrated with emergency reproductive health services. In 2018, 83 mobile teams, 23 safe spaces, six women’s shelters and three specialized psychological care centres delivered vital mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) reaching more than 50,000 people.

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Aisha* was raised in a one room apartment adjacent to her father’s grocery shop in a small town 100 kilometres from Sana’a, Yemen’s capital. When she was 12, her father introduced her to a 60-year-old man and informed her that the man had paid him to marry her.
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