AMMAN, 22 May 2022 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Hans Grundberg, today met with a diverse group of Yemeni women peace activists, experts, civil society actors and leaders and the private sector in its consultation efforts on the Framework for the multi-pronged peace process, including priorities that take into account the experiences and perspectives of Yemeni women and youth. The meeting also discussed the implementation and renewal of the truce.
Participants highlighted their priorities for the peace process, including improving the living conditions and livelihoods of Yemeni civilians, lifting restrictions on the freedom of movement of civilians, especially women and children, fight against the recruitment of child soldiers, the safeguarding of schools and access to education, the participation of mediators and the private sector in the security aspect of the peace process, by improving access to services and base, addressing the fragmentation of fiscal and monetary policies, emphasizing the elimination of mines that affect women and children, and ensuring equal employment opportunities for all Yemenis, including women and young people.
“While continually encouraging the parties to ensure that the meaningful participation of women in the peace process remains a priority for me, it is also important that we incorporate the perspectives of Yemeni women into the design of the peace process in order to ensure that it is sensitive to the issues that Yemenis women and youth face,” Mr. Grundberg said.
The UN special envoy will continue consultations with various Yemeni constituencies in the coming weeks, including economic experts, civil society and political parties.