16-Day Campaign against gender-based violence kicks off in Libya

16-Day Campaign against gender-based violence kicks off in Libya

November 28, 2016 - 20:21
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Women and Youth Empowerment Forum (WYEF) launched a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence in cooperation with UNFPA under the slogan “From Peace at Home to Peace in the World to Make Education Safe for All.)

The campaign comes as part of the efforts to boost women’s potentials to take effective part in the Libyan society and is held in four municipalities – Tripoli, Jadu, Sabha and Benghazi.

Seven centers were opened to give services for women stating with psychological, social and health ones and also moving to legal services, in addition to teaching them a craft or a profession in order to be able to participate in the economic sector in the country.

The campaign has many activities in the four municipalities such as educational lectures, seminars, training of trainees and other health care services plus being present in preparatory and secondary schools and peer activities in different universities for stepping up the language of dialogue.

The 16-Day Campaign was launched by the International Leadership Institute For Women in 1991. It begins on November 25 every year and ends on December 10, which is the World Day for Human Rights in order to imply a connection between the gender-based violence and human rights as the former is a violation of the latter.