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Video message by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen on International Women’s Day

Published by Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen

Wars exacerbate gender inequalities. Women become more vulnerable to gender-based violence, including sexual violence, loss of economic rights and deprivation of education. But, despite the disproportionate impact wars have on their lives, women are often underrepresented when it comes to negotiating peace or managing post-conflict transitions. In Yemen, the war has taken a significant toll on women’s lives as the country was already suffering from high rates of gender inequality before the onset of the crisis.

On #IWD, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, reiterates his commitment to the inclusion of women in the peace process in #Yemen and calls for the meaningful engagement of women by the parties.

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