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On the occasion of the 16-day campaign.. a series of events to introduce violence against women

On the occasion of the 16-day campaign.. a series of events to introduce violence against women

On the occasion of the 16-day campaign to combat gender-based violence, HUMAN ACCESS in the governorates of Hadhramaut, Shabwa, Al-Mahra and Marib set up a system of events aimed at introducing violence against women within the framework of the activities of the protection and livelihood support project “Safe Space for Women and Girls”, funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

In this context, the third bazaar was inaugurated in the city of Mukalla, in the presence of the undersecretary of Hadhramaut Governorate, Hassan Salem Al-Jailani, the vice president of Hadhramaut University for Academic Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Saleh Babaeer, the head of the national committee for women, Faiza Bamatref, the director general of the bureau of literacy and adult education, Sadat Al-Asal, and others.

At the inauguration ceremony, the undersecretary of Hadhramaut Governorate praised the third Bazaar, the efforts of HUMAN ACCESS and the UNFPA, stressing in his speech the local authority's support for women's rights and all activities and events supporting them.

Al-Jailani also praised the honorable and successful model that women present in all positions and fields.

In Shabwa, the safe space in Ataq city organized awareness lectures for school students and teachers about gender-based violence and its negative repercussions.

The lectures included the distribution of campaign literature, with an open public awareness session organized in Ataq Central Park, targeting more than 120 children, girls and women to introduce the campaign and the seriousness of gender discrimination in raising children.

In Al-Mahra, the safe space for women and girls in Al-Ghaydah city performed three community awareness sessions, the first one targeting 20 secondary and university students about psychological resilience, its importance, and its role in overcoming the hardships and challenges facing women.

During the second workshop, 40 women addressed prevailing social customs and how to overcome their detrimental effects on women.

In the third session, titled "Women and Fear" and aimed at 17 mothers of orphans, it addressed women's fears, how to deal with them, and why they should not give in to them.

The safe space in Marib Al-Wadi district conducted awareness sessions under the slogan "Unite" to educate women and girls living in the camps about the dangers associated with gender-based violence, which takes various forms, including physical abuse, psychological harm to women, threats at work, deprivation of education, and early marriages, among others.

In the Marib complex, the safe space for women and girls conducted an opinion poll for different social segments about their role in reducing the phenomenon of gender-based violence in order to deliver a set of targeted messages to a number of people about violence against women.

The survey also involved the distribution of educational leaflets and symbolic gifts.

A social awareness session was also held at the complex, entitled "Steps towards reducing the phenomenon of gender-based violence", in the presence of 115 students and teachers at Rabaa Al-Adawiya School. The activity included various group recreational psychological support activities, which were admired by the attendees.

During the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence, the safe space organized a radio show on Al-Jawf local radio in Al-Rawda neighborhood and Al-Mil camps in Marib that hosted a social worker and leaders from the safe space for women and girls to raise public awareness about the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence.

In Al-Jufaina camp, two sessions were organized to raise awareness of the social, health and psychological risks of violence.

The first was attended by 25 beneficiaries, and the second targeted 50 students in Al-Wahda School. Both sessions focused on women's rights, the importance of education, and the need to end all forms of discrimination against women.

In conjunction with the 16-day campaign, economic empowerment grants were delivered to five beneficiaries in the field of sweets industry in Al-Jufaina camp in addition to delivering empowerment grants to five beneficiaries in the field of sewing. The grants included the tools and supplies of the profession.

Furthermore, 30 women were honored for completing their sewing and sweet-making training in the context of economic empowerment, which is the most effective way to eliminate violence against women.

Worth noting that the 16-day campaign to combat gender-based violence starts from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and continues until December 10, which is Human Rights Day.

The goal of this annual international campaign is to intensify efforts to eliminate one of the worst manifestations of discrimination against women and girls.

16-day campaign to combat gender-based violence


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