Country Yemen
Year 2008 - 2010
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In the period 2008-2010, the Gender Studies Centre at the University of Sana‘a and the Women's Studies and Research Centre at the University of Aden conducted a quantitative and qualitative study of gender-based violence in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund and with funding from the Government of Germany.  The study was part of a project to combat such violence.

The study sought to establish a database of cases of gender-based violence in Yemeni society, to identify and analyse the types and causes of such violence, and to shed light on institutional aspects of the problem.

The broader scope of the study extended to the entire country, but the fieldwork included six governorates and the Capital District.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Yemen to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011