RR condemns Houthis violations against women in Yemen

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Rights Radar (RR) Organization has denounced violations the rebels militias have been committing  against women in Yemen.

RR said Houthis abuses against women in the areas under the militias’ control have reached an  unprecedented stage.

“Women have been more vulnerable to grave violations, especially those  opposing the militias, including they abduction, stalking, physical assault, repression and enforced disappearance, and in some cases violations included murders,” the organization said in a statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

“Many women and girls have been abducted and possibly raped in the capital Sana’a, as well as in many cities and areas under the control of the Houthis, because of their opposition to the Houthi militias, or because of blackmailing their parents for money,” RR quoted eyewitnesses as saying.

RR called on the international community to play vital role by  pressuring the militias to stop these abuses and to give women’s issues a high priority in any upcoming talks.

Also, SAM Organization for Rights and Freedoms reported that 2440 Yemeni women were killed and injured since the beginning of the war in 2014 until the end 2018.

“Yemeni women live without basic  services and suffer to get the basic needs such as food clothing and medicine,” Sam added.

Meantime, a local NGO has said that as many as 2897 women were killed and injured in Yemen’s central city of Taiz by Houthi invaders over the past four years.

The Human Rights Information and Training Center said in a new statement that it had documented “the killing of 402 women and injury of 2495 others by bullets of the coupist Houthi militias in the period from 22 March 2015 to 31 January 2019.”

“Women live difficult humanitarian situations,” read the statement.


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