“Masertna” is the Arabic word for “our march” and a prolongation of “Al-Shuruouq” project. As reflected in its name, the “Masertna” project aims to facilitate the path to a just and peaceful life for women and vulnerable Syrian refugees and to host community women in the governorates of Mafraq. Complementing past and current projects carried out by ARDD and furthering our mission to increase women’s protection, the “Masertna” project enhances the prevention of and response to Gender based Violence, targeting specifically women above the age of 16 who are at risk of experiencing or may have experienced GBV. It equips women to be their own agents of change in the fight against GBV.
Implemented by the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) from June till December 2018, and funded by Women for Women International, the project provides a comprehensive education of personal status laws, women’s rights, and prevention and response techniques to GBV. The project conducts high-quality legal awareness and aid services, psychosocial support group sessions, and civic engagement training which includes 24 unique civic initiatives addressing GBV at both the individual and community level.