No future for Yemen without women and girls

This brief provides an overview of a 2016 gender assessment commissioned by CARE, Oxfam, and GenCap that analyses the impact of the conflict on gender dynamics in Yemen. The assessment was the first of its kind since the conflict began to delve into detail about changes to gender roles and relations and the differing needs of women, girls, men, and boys in Yemen – critical information needed to inform effective humanitarian programming.

The report confirmed that women and girls are suffering from an increase in gender-based violence, a decrease in access to critical health services and food, and new responsibility as women increasingly become heads of households. Gender norms are shifting due to the conflict, and women are engaging more in labor and community life.

This policy brief provides recommendations to donors, the UN, and NGOs on ways to ensure a more gender-sensitive and gender-transformative humanitarian response in Yemen.

  • Countries: Yemen
  • Published: October 2016

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