Mwatana was founded in 2007 with the mission to advocate for human rights in Yemen. With the start of the armed conflict in 2015, the organization has focused on documenting human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law through field research across all Yemeni governorates. In addition, the organization supports accountability and redress efforts, notably via criminal complaints to international mechanisms and foreign courts. Also, through its advocacy department, it engages in international fora to raise attention on the plight of the war on civilians and pressure the international community to act. Finally, through field lawyers across the country, Mwatana provides legal support to victims of arbitrary detention, torture and enforced disappearance.