Yemen

We work to combat discrimination against women and people living with HIV, and to guarantee long-term access to clean water
Rogaya, age 11, collecting water from the well in Zabid, near Hodeidah (photo © Amira Al-Sharif/Progressio)

Working with our partners we are:

  • helping women, particularly those who are poor and vulnerable, to empower themselves to achieve equality within Yemeni institutions;
  • building the capacity of water users to better manage their own water resources and have a voice regarding water management issues;
  • supporting local councils and CSOs to integrate water and environmental planning into their annual plans;
  • strengthening the capacity, skills and knowledge of individuals, organisations and communities to make informed choices and to combat the spread of HIV;
  • improving the psycho-social and network support for people living with HIV; 
  • helping people living with HIV empower themselves to advocate for policies and legislation which improve access to HIV testing services, treatment and care;
  • increasing knowledge and understanding of HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support among male and female faith leaders, and ther ability to preach accurate messages about HIV.