Plan International training camp on ways to identify, report and respond to violence against women November 28 - PLAN International Official Facebook Page Plan International training camp on ways to identify, report and respond to violence against women November 28 - PLAN International Official Facebook Page

Plan Int. organizes interactive youth training camp on VAW

Tue, Nov. 28, 2017
CAIRO – 28 November 2017: As part of the International 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign (November 25 – December 10), Plan International in Egypt organized a one-day training camp about how youth can prevent, respond to, and end the endemic violence against women and girls.

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Sports activities during PLAN International Youth training camp on violence against women - November 28 - PLAN International official Facebook page

Plan International’s camp accommodated more than 100 young females and males, including youth with disabilities, and aimed to educate them on women and girls’ “right to lead a life free from violence and discrimination,” according to a press release by Plan.

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Arts activities during PLAN International Youth training camp on violence against women - November 28 - PLAN International official Facebook page

The training camp’s activities varied between sports, arts and recreation which acted as interactive educational tasks to raise awareness on how to identify, report and respond to different forms of violence against women and girls. The participants also discussed the role of various stakeholders in promoting equality between sexes and how to create a safe and enabling environment for women and girls in Egypt.

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Recreational activities during PLAN International Youth training camp on violence against women - November 28 - PLAN International official Facebook page

The training camp is part of PLan International’s development initiatives in Egypt, and is part of the ongoing “Our Space” project; funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and targeting youth of the age group 14-24 to promote their participation in decision making processes.

The organization also organized an open day in Assiut governorate to endorse women and girls’ right to access sexual and reproductive health services and to control their bodies; the day engaged 100 girls. Activities during the open day included theatre and recreational activities to raise the girls’ awareness and knowledge of their sexual and reproductive rights including the right to protection from harmful practices especially Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriage.

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Recreational activities during PLAN International's open day on sexual and reproductive health rights and services in Assuit - November 28 - PLAN International official Facebook page

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Activities during PLAN International's open day on sexual and reproductive health rights and services in Assuit - November 28 - PLAN International official Facebook page

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization established in 1937 to advance children’s rights and gender equality. The organization has operated in nine governorates in Egypt since 1981, and in accordance with a five-year strategic development plan (2016-2020) that aims to “deliver significant change for girls and boys, putting a special emphasis on gender equality,” in parallel with the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Plan International set the following strategic goals to achieve a just world that acknowledges children’s rights and gender equality; tackling the root causes of inequalities, engaging children and youth through driving change at the national and global levels, enhancing the preparedness and response to crises and emergencies and supporting children from birth to adulthood.
 
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