In early 2011, popular uprisings began to emerge across the Arab world, and in February, the people of Yemen began to gather in the streets to demand change. However, these mass mobilizations have also caused much social and economic uncertainty and instability. As a result, many people have lost their jobs and the number of women living on the streets or turning to begging as a source of income has increased. In this situation, women are further exposed to the threat of violence, arrest, and sexual harassment, and now, with the escalation of armed conflict and violence, they are in danger of being caught in the crossfire. Shawthab Foundation for Childhood & Development (SF) requested funds to hold trainings and awareness courses to educate women on their rights and teach them skills for protecting themselves in the midst of armed conflict.
SF is a civil society organization whose mission is to promote women’s and children’s rights and encourage their development in every aspect of life through education, social health and human rights.