Tackling gender-based violence (GBV)

GBV is prevalent in Egypt.

The WR program has thus been tackling GBV through embracing a combination of rights-based, survivor-centered, and community development approaches.

 

It raises awareness among both Egyptians and refugees in Greater Cairo and Alexandria, and empowers them to tackle GBV through health, legal and basic psychosocial sessions, and using interactive tools and activities such as theater, sports, and art therapy.

 

It also actively engages Egyptian and refugee communities in addressing GBV through creating and empowering groups of youth volunteers (‘ambassadors of change’) to lead community awareness.

 

Furthermore, it provides comprehensive and quality case management to GBV survivors.

 

Safe Cities Free of Violence project has been improving the quality of life for Egyptian women and girls since 2012 through the creation of safe neighborhoods that are free from violence against women and girls in Imbaba, Ezbet ElHagana, and Mansheyet Nasser.

 

The program also tackles GBV among refugees through its field activities that highlight the different types of GBV especially early marriage, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and FGM, and their deleterious consequences, as well as the case management system that assists GBV survivors and facilitates their recovery.

 

Case managers extend basic emotional support while primarily focusing on meeting the four pillars of response: health including access to medical care, safety, legal, and psychosocial.

 

During the 2016-2017 fiscal year (July 2016 to June 2017), the direct beneficiaries on tackling GBV were 16,254 women and girls, and the confirmed and calculated indirect were 10,461 women and girls.

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