A member of the Presidential Leadership Council, Major General Aidarous Qassem Al-Zubaidi, chaired this morning at the Presidential Palace in Ma’ashiq an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers.
NCIAVHR confirms increasing violations against women in Yemen
ADEN - SABA
The National Committee to Investigate Alleged Violations of Human Rights (NCIAVHR) has said cases of violations and violence against women have increased over the war in Yemen, especially in Houthi held areas, since 2014 and the collapse of the state institutions resulting from the war.
In a release issued by the committee on Thursday on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women marking 25 of November, the committee said while it has been investigating all violations against human rights across Yemen, including violations against citizens in general and women and children in particular, it found that more than 1620 women have been killed and injured by shelling houses and neighborhoods.
The release added that big number of women and children have been forced to displacement and 70 percent of the total number of four million displaced people were women and children, according to UN High Commission for Refugees' reports.
The committee pointed out that it found difficulty to reach real numbers revealing the level of violations against women and multiple types of violations which were used as punishment against women during the conflict.