Baghdad Women Association provides six psychosocial support sessions (advocacy sessions)

Baghdad_Women_Association staff at the Social Listening and Counseling Center in Mosul implemented six psychosocial support sessions (advocacy sessions) for ten women and girls during July with the aim of giving confidence to women and enabling them to claim and defend their rights until the goals are achieved within the framework of (Promoting the Well-being Dignity and safety of conflict affected SGBV Survivors) Project, funded by NPA.

The sessions began with getting to know each other and introduce the participants to the concept of advocacy and the purpose of these sessions, then discussing the issues that raise their interests while listening to their ideas and the extent of their acceptance of the idea of advocacy and do they expect its success in addition to the challenges they face and the positive results expected to occur in the event of the achievement and success of the advocacy.

One of the women said, “I would prevent minors marriages” in response to the question “If you were responsible for women’s issues, what would you do?” Which was presented in the active exercises that were done and another said, “I would provide a job opportunity for all women.” Also, gifts were distributed during the sessions, as the women expressed their joy to return to visit the center and finally find the organization that communicate them with the official authorities.

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