WFRT launches campaign [Archives:2002/51/Local News]

December 16 2002

SANA’A-Organized by the Women Forum for Researches and Studies, (WFRT), the national campaign to oppose violence against women was launched last Saturday and will continue until Wednesday December 18 in a number of Yemeni cities.
The 5-day national campaign covered a number of Yemeni cities including Hajjah, Ibb, and Hodiedah.
The first city that witnessed the activity was Hajjah. A number of awareness raising activities and symposiums were held in order to raise awareness among the public there of the need to oppose violence against women.
International human reports indicate that women are exposed to violence and inhuman practices in Yemen. In addition to this, they fall prey to pauperism and armed clashes.
The national campaign was formed within the framework of long-term and well-planned program to limit violence cases against women.