Yemen: Human rights defenders at imminent risk during wartime, say panelists at UN side event


On 22 June 2015, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) organised an event co-sponsored by CIVICUS, Freedom House, the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), and Sisters Arab Forum (SAF), on the situation of human rights defenders and journalists during wartime in Yemen. The event was attended by NGOs, member state representatives, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNESCO, and others. GCHR co-director and moderator Maryam Al-Khawaja opened the event by introducing the report on Yemen released by GCHR in May (see also: and then introduced the panelists.