The Nada Foundation has adopted a project that helps girls who were forced to marry early, and those who have been subjected to domestic violence. The project employs security services to rescue underaged girls and protect them according to the guidelines provided in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a treaty ratified by Yemen.
The Foundation runs an awareness program to address the public’s misperceived benefits of the tradition of early marriage. Concerns for traditional values and questions regarding the Rights of the Child, to which Yemen is bound under International Law, are addressed, and the damage done to society and individuals by this practice are effectively enumerated and explained.
Advocacy for the Underage Girls:
Currently there are no local laws protecting underage girls from domestic violence and other human rights abuses in Yemen. The Nada Foundation advocates for girls by creating social dialogue and changing public opinion about these unjust practices. In bringing these topics into public discourse, the foundation sheds light on perpetrators of abuse, creating hope for girls.
This project has been funded to educate 10,000 children between the ages of 13 and 18. Some of the children live in rural areas without access to public schools, while others currently reside in Internally Displaced Persons camps. Besides other subjects, the students are taught English to facilitate access to internet opportunities, such as distance learning at International Universities.
Our Goals of Foundation
- Working to end child marriage.
- Work against schools dropouts and child labor.
- Work on programs to stop child recruitment by armed groups.
- Provide medical assistant for injured children.
- Care about orphans caused by war.
- Ensure health care for poor children.
- Help engage children to be active in the society by providing a good and safe environment for them and their families.
- Protect children rights to live safely and get education and all other rights according to the law.
- Coordinating with international organizations and conferences to make the child a priority in all activities.
Life has been shattered in Yemen. One of the poorest countries in the world is being made worse by civil war. Much of the world understands, that as fellow humans, it is our obligation to help end the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.