Sara Abdul Kadhim of #Baghdad_Women_Association participated in a training workshop on (psychological support for survivors of sexual violence in conflict) provided by the UNDP Comprehensive Reconciliation Project in cooperation with the Coexistence and Community Peace Committee in Erbil on November 8-10, 2019. With the presence of a number of civil society organizations and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
The training included the basic conditions adopted in interviewing survivors of sexual violence in conflict and how to identify the priorities and needs of women victims and expressive narratives as means of treatment and documentation, in addition to interviews techniques and general principles in collecting stories of women victims confidentiality and the importance of credibility, neutrality and respect for information.
The workshop also included ice-breaker exercise with some practical exercises in playing roles (researcher and survivor) to learn how to interview women survivors and how to identify their needs.
The training workshop was concluded by submitting suggestions for the upcoming workshops, followed by submitting certificates of participation to attendees.