Engaging men and boys in gender equality awareness-raising programmes

The Baghdad Women Association’s Listening and Consulting Center in Duhok carried out its fifth activity engaging men and boys in awareness programmes on gender equality and gender-based violence, according to a BWA statement.

The activity, which was conducted as part of the project “Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities in Iraq”, carried out with the support of UN Women and the European Trust Fund (MADAD) on 15 September 2019, was attended by 31 participants, the statement said.

Within the framework of the same activity, a play was staged tackling the issue of gender equality and the reduction of gender-based violence on 23 September 2019 in the presence of 70 audience members, the statement added.

According to BWA, the play attracted the attention of the audience as it raised the topic in a recreational way, catering for the need of refugees in the audience for entertainment as well as awareness of the importance of gender equality.

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