10,000 violence cases committed against women since coup

10,000 violence cases committed against women since coup

The Saudi newspaper of Okaz has reported that 10,000 violence cases have been committed against women across different areas of Yemen since the Houthi-Saleh coup was conducted in September 2014.

The newspaper said that the violations included sexual and verbal harassment, rape and deprivation of work.

Yemen representative to the Arab League Riyadh al-Akbari said that the violence and intimidation cases have increased, reiterating that Yemen women were largely harassed after the Houthi-Saleh coup.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said that 10,000 cases of violence against women were reported in Yemen in 2016.

During a seminar titled “The Situation of Women and Children during the Armed Conflict in Yemen,” held on the occasion of the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council, hosted recently by the UN in Geneva, Yemeni women activists highlighted the terrible violations committed by the militias against Yemeni women.

Journalist Bushra Al-Amri said that Yemeni women journalists suffered attacks, especially those who condemned the practices of the coup militia, which undermine rights and freedoms, particularly of journalists.

 

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