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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in Aden has launched a project to protect and empower women and girls affected by gender-based violence in Yemen, which is implemented by Women against poverty charity in partnership with UN-Women (United Nations Women).

The project, which will be implemented during the period from April 2021 to May 2022, includes providing immediate support to 1,600 displaced and vulnerable Yemeni women and girls aged between 15 and 55, in addition to providing skills and tools to empower protection service providers.

The project aimed at providing indirect support to 4,800 family members and local communities in Aden and Taiz, through implementing partners from civil society organizations, that have extensive experience in this area.

Representative of UN-Women in Iraq and Yemen (Dina Zorba) stressed the importance of partnership with King Salman Relief Center to serve women and provide them with rehabilitation, services, and livelihoods. Noting that we are launching the project concerned with providing various protection and psychological, social, and economic support services through a remarkable cadre that has been rehabilitated and trained to be able to provide these services with high efficiency to women and girls who are victims of gender-based violence.

On her part, project manager Inshirah Al-Jabri praised the support provided by the King Salman Relief Center in implementing this vital project, which provides a number of services to vulnerable women in the aspects of protection, including health services and legal support services, in addition to psychological and social support and childcare.

Al-Jabri added that the livelihood services include focused training for targeted women and providing them with financial grants to help them regain their energy.

This comes as a part of the humanitarian and relief projects provided by the Kingdom, represented by the Center, to the brotherly Yemeni people.

Source: Saudi Press Agency 

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