Minsa*: ‘I stand up for the right to proper work‘ 

Minsa (32) is a project participant of Dorcas partner Loyac in Yemen. 

Minsa fled with her husband and their five children to Aden from an escalated conflict and bombings in Yemen. They experienced a lot of stress and trauma and had no means to support themselves.  

Minsa: ‘Dorcas gave us the psychosocial support we needed and through an empowerment programme, we could set up a business and support ourselves as a family. I am really grateful to Dorcas and Loyac for everything they gave us. It had a very positive impact on our overall wellbeing.  

Our mental health has improved considerably, and we have become financially stable. Thanks to the training and materials we received, we could set up our own sewing business. We are so happy that we can now buy food and water and provide for our children’s needs. I stand up for the right to proper work because the support we received has given my family a future. Now, my dream is to become an even better entrepreneur.  

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 her real name. At the participants request, we have used a pseudonym for this contribution.   

06 February 2024

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