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Yemen > Freedom of Movement, & Freedom from Harassment & Violence Topic Brief

When surveyed, women respondents reported the top three reasons for feeling restricted in their ability to move freely in public areas as: their husband or parents oppose them leaving the house (60%), annoyances in the street (14%), and fear of returning late (6%). This topic brief presents the main findings from the SWMENA Yemen survey on the extent to which women enjoy freedom of movement without pressures from family or society, attitudes towards violence against women, and the degree to which domestic violence is tolerated or rejected by society. In this brief, harassment is considered along with violence because a lack of safety and dignity limits women in every sphere of activity—from achieving an educational degree, to holding political office. 

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