Our Stories

  • Brings Life Back To a School in her Community, Mona, an Insider Mediator.
    Jul 24, 2017

    In Al-Madan village, of Zabid district, a serious conflict had impacted on the young generation’s right to access to education especially for girls in that district. A disagreement has been raised between one of female public school’s administration and students’ parents over the need for payment of a monthly transportation allowance for volunteer female teachers due to the lack of female teachers hired by the ministry of education. The female volunteers requested a monthly contribution from the parents to cover only their transportation cost (daily commuting from Zabid to the school and back), and the parents were paying their contribution for the continual of their daughters’ education process.

  • My neighborhood, Al-Nusairiah in Hajjah, is well protected from floods and easy accessible
    Jul 19, 2017

    “I got to the point of buying just about enough wheat flour for the day and night to feed my family and there were times when I couldn’t have the money to purchase just one kilo of wheat. I don’t have a fixed source of income and there are no jobs because of the ongoing crisis.”

  • From Depression into a Successful Banana Retailer
    Jul 18, 2017

    Due to the ongoing conflict, many young people in Yemen lost their jobs and businesses. In addition, many entrepreneurs around the country lost the vision of a better life for themselves and families. Mohammed Salem Al Dalak , a 27 – year –old young man from Lawdar District in Abyan Governorate, is one of those who have been affected by the ongoing conflict that has subverted his dreams of becoming a successful businessman.

  • Mukhtar Awadh: No longer in Despair
    Jun 22, 2017

    40,078 beneficiaries of 5,725 households reached/supported through resilience enhancement activities conducted by 4 UN organizations and 12 Implementing Partners in 18 rural districts across 4 ERRY jointly targeted governorates in Yemen.

  • Honoured for her passion and continuous efforts, Fatemah, the Insider Mediator
    Apr 13, 2017

    In March 2017, Fatima was awarded the Women’s International Day Prize, bestowed by the Youth Leadership Development Foundation and sponsored by UN Women, in recognition of her efforts on dispute resolution and contribution to maintain social peace in Lawdar District, Abyan Governorate. She was one of the trainees who completed the Dialogue Design and Facilitation, and Conflict Transformation for Insider Mediators training developed and implemented by the Search for Common Ground (SFCC), an implementing partner of UNDP under the Enhanced Rural Resilience in Yemen (ERRY) Programme.

  • Our Home cannot be the Battleground!’ – Women-led initiative to prevent violence
    Apr 13, 2017

    During the Advanced Training of Trainers on conflict resolution and mediation jointly conducted by UNDP Yemen and Partners Yemen in Lahj governorate, Nusiaba from Tuban district in Lahj Governorate shared her unforgettable experience of violence prevention back in April 2015. Since then, Nusiaba has actively involved in conflict or disputes resolution, mediation and negotiation in her areas, grasped every opportunity to further enhance her skills, and encouraged other female member of her area and community to follow her path.

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