The staff of #Baghdad Women Association, at the Listening and Counseling Center in #Mosul implemented during November Within a project of the promoting the wellbeing Dignity and safety of conflict affected SGBV survivors within the support of the #NPA many activities, including : A knitting session for 12 beneficiaries of women and girls, 8 advocacy sessions for 12 beneficiaries of women and girls, 4 social support sessions for 7 beneficiaries of men and boys, and 6 awareness sessions on various topics including (gender-based violence, reproductive health, HIV prevention and emphasis on vaccine) for 87 women and girls beneficiaries.
A training course (knitting) for 12 beneficiaries of women and girls, 8 advocacy sessions for 12 beneficiaries of women and girls, 4 social support sessions for 7 beneficiaries of men and boys, and 6 awareness sessions on various topics including (gender-based violence, reproductive health, HIV prevention and vaccination emphasis) for 87 Beneficiaries of women and girls.
We carried out vocational training as knitting, because knitting wool is a winter work that occupies women and constitutes a source of livelihood for some of them, and some of them learn as a hobby. To fill the void or boredom, especially since it does not require a lot of equipment or money.
The professional course aims to develop high-precision movement skills, improve concentration, learn the importance of patience and self-control, and encourage and involve women in activities to develop their abilities.
The awareness sessions also included a campaign against gender-based violence on November 25, 2021 and the implementation of an external activity for beneficiaries under the slogan “We are all – our role – to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local and international levels.”
The activity included various activities that contribute to spreading a culture of equality and non-discrimination, recognizing violence against women as a violation of human rights and highlighting its negative aspects.
The advocacy sessions also aimed to build a network between the participants, make a change in the lives of individuals, and empower women to be influential decision makers in society by formulating messages.
Addressing the targeted people to achieve self and public interest, and safe spaces were provided for children to enable women to participate in activities while reassuring their children in a safe environment.
In addition to the field tours carried out by the team in the areas covered by the project to attract women and girls, introduce the services of the center and spread awareness about combating gender-based violence.