Nineveh Plain - Qaraqoush

Baghdad Women Association continues to provide awareness-raising workshops about Gender Based Violence

#Baghdad_Women_Association staff in the Psychological and Social Listening and Counseling Center in Qaraqosh implemented two online awareness-raising workshops on Gender Based Violence (GBV) during August via WhatsApp within the framework of (Supporting Community Resilience and Empowering Women and Girls Returning to the Nineveh Plain, Al-Hamdaniya District) funded by Lutheran World Federation (LWF).

The workshops targeted 30 women and girls aiming at raising their awareness, the sessions started with introducing BWA and the services provided in Qaraqosh Listening and Counseling Center as well as it included various topics about the concept of GBV and the social differences.

The participants who took part in the sessions were very active with the social worker through their comments and by providing realistic examples about violence and they asked to continue implementing such workshops. At the end, they expressed their gratitude and satisfaction about the topics discussed, as one of them said “The workshop is very useful, I learned about women’s rights and how I can protect and defend myself, in addition to how to develop my abilities and skills.” another woman commented “It is my first time participating in such workshop and I hope you will continue implementing them so that the community becomes aware and supportive of women, families can unite and live peacefully away from violence and family problems.”

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