In the framework of the project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the European Union, Arab Women Organization (AWO), held two training workshops on Violence Against Women and Girls on 27 - 28 July, 2020 in Irbid and Mafraq governorates in Jordan. The training workshops were conducted taking into consideration COVID-19 precautionary measures to ensure public health.
On July 27th, AWO held one workshop in Irbid Governorate with 17 representatives from local CBOs and CSOs (all of them were Women), and on July 28th AWO held one workshop in Mafraq Governorate with 14 representatives from local CBOs and CSOs (10 of them were Women and 4 of them were Men).
Training in Mafraq, 28th of July 2020 Training in Irbid, 27th of July 2020
The workshops aimed at strengthening the capacities of the selected CBOs and CSOs on CEDAW, UNSCR 1325, Istanbul Convention, CS Declaration 2017, 4th UfM Ministerial Declaration and legal discrimination within the Jordanian Personal Status Law and Penal Law. Additionally, argumentation and alternatives were elaborated, based on international WR norms and governmental commitments. Thus, the training raised the awareness of the participants on VAWG and advocated for the adoption, enforcement and implementation of comprehensive laws that criminalize VAWG and address all its forms.
Participants were motivated to use the conventions and declarations to contribute to combating VAWG in their organizations. Participants in both workshops agreed on AWO suggestion to start a WhatsApp group to exchange knowledge about the several conventions and declarations.
On 26 and 27 August, AWO is planning to hold two workshops in Amman to cover 30 more CsOs and CBOs from Amman and the South of Jordan.
About the Project:
On January 1st 2019, EuroMed Feminist Initiative (EFI), with a consortium of member women’s rights organizations in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia launched a three-year regional project “Combating Violence against Women in the Southern Mediterranean Region”, funded by the EU. The overall objective is to contribute to the elimination of all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the Southern Neighborhood States, by promoting a social environment that does not tolerate VAWG, and where decision makers address it as a political priority. www.Ostik.org