WFP hosted Adv. Samar Muhareb the CEO of ARDD in light of 16-Days of Activism session on combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
The 16 Days of Activism campaign is a global international advocacy effort against gender-based violence (GBV). The start and end dates of the Campaign are November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10th, Human Rights Day. These dates were chosen to emphasize that gender-based violence is a violation of human rights.
On November 26, ARDD’s CEO Samar Muhareb was a key-note speaker in the World Food Programme’s 16-Days of Activism session on combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV). The session raised awareness about GBV in Jordan for Jordanians and Syrians, actions that have been taken to address GBV, the resources available to support victims of GBV, and what actions we can take to address this hidden issue. Drawing on ARDD’s (in partnership with the Ford Foundation) recent report Silent Women, Samar spoke on the widely under-reported form of GBV in Jordan; sexual harassment in the workplace. She called to end stigmatisation surrounding female victims of sexual harassment, and emphasised the importance of listening to women to work together to ensure all of them, including the most vulnerable, have a safe place to work that is free from harassment.