The civil war in Yemen has left millions of its people displaced - and 76 percent of them are women and children.
We've partnered with local organization Yemen Women's Union to raise awareness of gender-based violence and provide psychological support for women who have experienced GBV. Together, we hope to help women heal from the trauma of gender-based violence through psychosocial support to provide a space and group for them to share experiences and recover together.
Within the community, Yemen Women's Union will help form protection committees and hold awareness sessions that educate the community about gender-based violence and highlight support programs for survivors.
The violent, genocidal actions of Myanmar’s military have forced over 700,000 Rohingya people across the border of Bangladesh into makeshift communities, made up of mostly women and children. According to UN women, almost every Rohingya refugee woman and girl has either survived or witnessed violence, much of it gender-based violence.
With local NGO Research, Training, and Management International, we are investing in the women and girls who will be the future of the Rohingya community by providing them with training in useful skills that allow them to start small businesses or find paid work.
Through "community mobilization meetings" with Rohingya youth, we are showing why investing in women and girls' job skills is key to rebuilding Rohingya communities. Local leaders help host events to help women and girls overcome social norms and traditional practices that limit their participation in society by demonstrating they can be drivers of change.