UN Women-Jordan Launch Social Cohesion Programme for Syrian Refugees

Workshop on Creating "Safe Spaces" for Women In Host Communities

تم نشره في Tue 22 March / Mar 2016. 06:20 PM - آخر تعديل في Tue 22 March / Mar 2016. 06:21 PM
  • UN Women-Jo Social Cohesion Programme for Women

IRBID — The Jordan UN Women recently launched a series of training programmes in Irbid and Zarqa to build the capacity of local NGOs’ social workers to create safe spaces of psychological support for Jordanian and Syrian women and girls. The training programme, with 20 awarded participants, is part of the Social Cohesion programme funded by Japan, aiming to provide women and young females access to protection and social services in targeted governorates.

Through interactive initiations, experts helped participants analyse current situations in their communities from an administrative, organisational, technical, and procedural points of view. Participants were trained on how to better support vulnerable groups and to provide psychological support to women and girls through the Family and Childhood Society in Irbid as well the Family Guidance and Awareness Center in Zarqa.

The head of the Family and Childhood Society in Irbid Governorate, Kazem Al-Kafiri, also affirmed "The training enables us to evaluate the relationship between the Jordanian woman and the Syrian woman, and helps us understanding their specific needs, empowering social workers to provide dedicated assistance."

Domestic and social violence is one of the most significant challenges encountered by case managers and therefore remain a top priority area for intervention.  Deputy General Manager of Aya for Consultancy and Development, Safinaz Ouri, said “It is important to create mechanisms to reinforce social cohesion and understanding, supporting the ability of communities to continuously and constructively evolve and develop, while supporting and protecting women”

The UN Women Social Cohesion programme is primarily aimed at strengthening factors and conditions supportive of social cohesion, including the improving of services, raising living conditions, strengthening the role of women and youth, as well as the role of charitable organizations and civil society institutions in communicating with the various members of society and local institutions.