Abel*: I stand up for women’s rights 

Abel is a Humanitarian Assistance Officer in Yemen.  

Abel: ‘Unequal societies are created when people are valued based on characteristics such as skin colour, gender, religion, etc. Discrimination runs rampant and people begin to be oppressed and abandoned. I have seen this in places where human dignity is not considered a right inherent in the person. This leads to a great deal of suffering. In my profession I have been a witness to a lot of inequality between men and women and a lot of discrimination against women.’ 

‘I stand up for women’s rights because I want women to be able to determine the direction of their lives, to exercise their abilities and to contribute fully to our society. At all levels of our society in Yemen, women should be the pillars of the community alongside men. In order to achieve this, it is essential to implement programmes that put women at the centre and support them to flourish and develop their lives in the way that they choose.’ 

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘰𝘳𝘤𝘢𝘴’ 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘯. 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘨𝘦. Human Rights: Contributing to a just society – Dorcas

*Not his real name. At the participants request, we have used a pseudonym for this contribution.   

05 March 2024

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