I will not hit my daughter anymore .. I will not give up my inheritance right... It is my right to live my childhood
19 December 2018
Within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, leading women in Mafraq have designed and implemented unique civic initiatives in their communities: " I want to live my childhood " about early marriage, " Awja3tani, you hurt me " about physical violence against women and " I will not give up my right " about depriving women of inheritance. These initiatives have been implemented within the framework of Masertna: Empowering women through civic engagement in Mafraq.
The implementation of these initiatives is aimed at engaging women in the process of responding and combating gender-based violence and addressing the social challenges and obstacles that impede women's participation in this process. Innovative approaches have been used to reach out to women and raise awareness by holding awareness sessions with women at home and organizations and by using social media such as “what’s up” and creating pages on “Facebook” to reach out many women and men, and to raise awareness among them.
124 Syrian refugees and host community women were targeted directly to receive knowledge on these important topics and to transfer those information to their peers. These leading women are making a real difference in their community and actively helping to spread what they have learned in the legal awareness sessions, civic participation sessions and psychosocial support to their communities.