Abductees Mothers Association Participates in Human Rights Council Session and Meets UN Special Rapporteur on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and International Committee of Experts

Abductees’ Mothers Association’s executive director, Amat Assalam Al-Haj, participated in a seminar held by WILPF and Peace Track Initiative. The seminar itself was a part of Human Rights Council sessions. Al-Haj introduced the association and its activities which helped in the release of hundreds of abductees, and talked about arbitrary arrest and detention from women point of view. Al-Haj, in the same context, participated in an intervention presented by To Be for Rights and Liberties, where she spoke about Yemeni women’s situation in the current times of armed conflicts.

In a different context, Al-Haj met with the United Nation Special Rapporteur on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to discuss the circumstances of dozens of forcibly hidden individuals whose families have no knowledge of their fates, health, and whereabouts. She, finally, met with the International Committee of Experts to submit the needed recommendations for the committee’s report regarding Yemen. In addition, she demanded, as the association’s representative, placing the needed pressure for the justice of releasing all victims of abduction, enforced disappearance, and arbitrary arrest and detention.