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Yemen Organization for Defending Rights & Democratic Freedoms is a non-governmental organization based in Yemen, working on a local and regional level. Founded in 1993 and launching its activities significantly in 2000, the organization was able to get a license in 2012 after the revolution in Yemen. Our Mission is to enhance, support, promote and defend basic principles of Human Rights for all people no matter their race, gender, or ethnicity. Our Vision is to be an efficient and transparent non-profit organization that focuses on human rights issues in Yemen, reaching and supporting victims around the country, and strongly seeking to change practice and policy of those violating Human Rights. The importance of establishing such an organization comes from the need to have a national role in supporting and protecting freedoms and rights, commitment to the constitution, and binding under laws. The importance extends to observing and registering violations such as forced disappearance, torture, political arrests, discrimination, unfair trials, trials that are unconstitutional, freedom from rights violations, and freedom of religious beliefs. It is considered a basic principle in our vision to develop the civil democratic rights and women rights. Yemen Organization participated in Yemen’s UPR session also participated in UN Commission on the Status of Women, in New york