Awareness sessions

The four awareness sessions included various topics, including (violence awareness – legal) for 104 women and girls, the awareness sessions on violence included deprivation of work, education and marriage of minors. The session facilitator emphasized the negative effects of them and how to change harmful habits and practices and ways to prevent violence. A specialist doctor from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Faculty of Medicine at Nineveh University participated in giving a lecture on reproductive health, in addition to showing a scientific film on the importance of caring for women’s health and the damage caused by, and how to use family planning methods to maintain women’s health. In coordination with Intersos, a legal consultation session was carried out, which included raising awareness on how to review the courts and the mechanism for claiming rights. After that, individual consultation sessions were held for different cases. The Sessions aim to prevent and respond to violence to support positive changes in gender relations, gender equality and non-discrimination and contribute to ending harmful traditional practices such as early marriage to protect women and girls from the risks of violence within society, and to provide them to beneficiaries. Reporting and prevention mechanisms, and information on referrals and available services to enable survivors to declare themselves and seek the service they need.

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