Yemen: Crimes of Violence

Department for International Development written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps her Department has taking to help prevent violence against women and girls in Yemen.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK is supporting measures to prevent violence against women and girls in Yemen as part of its £13 million of funding this financial year to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Office for Migration (IOM).

These measures have included medical support, legal services and psychosocial counselling to over 1,700 female sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) survivors in Yemen, as well as the establishment of twelve gender specific community-based committees to work on SGBV prevention.

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