A human rights report documented more than 16,000 cases of violations committed against women in Yemen by all warring parties.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Rights Radar said violations have been committed in 16 Yemeni governorates during the war.

The violations included more than 900 cases of killings, about 2,000 cases of injuries, 400 cases of abduction, enforced disappearance, torture, and other violations against women.

The Houthi group committed the highest number of violations, followed by the coalition and the legal government.

In the same context, the Association of Abductees’ Mothers documented 157 cases of abduction and detention that women were subjected to by the Houthi group.   

In a statement from the Association on International Women’s Day, they stated that the Houthi group kidnapped women either because they took part in peaceful demonstrations to demand an improvement in living conditions or because of a difference in opinion or their movement between provinces.

The Association said the Houthi group has held Khalda al-Asbahi, 52 years old, since July 2018, while her son was released after 15 days of abduction and torture.

The Associations calls on all organizations to put pressure on the Houthi group to release al-Asbahi and all disappeared women held by them.  

A report issued by the UNFPA states that, “Women and children make up almost 76 percent of displaced persons in Yemen, and amid all the hardships, women have remained strong and resilient. In most cases, they have been the ones carrying the burden of providing for their families.”