AICS Khartoum joins the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV), and especially violence against women, is a human rights violation which impacts negatively the fight against poverty and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This year, the campaign is even more crucial as the Covid-19 lockdowns have triggered a spike in violence against women worldwide.

AICS Khartoum is active in the fight against GBV by funding projects aimed to promote social inclusion, gender equality and economic empowerment, and is joining the 16 days of activism in Khartoum and Port Sudan in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Red Sea State, and the Ngos AMNA, SIBRO and SHPDO within the Tadmeen project. Activities include:

  • Community awareness raising activities against GBV with the community, involving women, men, youth and religious leaders;
  • Awareness raising activities against violence against children with teachers training on violence prevention;
  • Launch of the “Toolkit for the integration of gender-based violence prevention and response into women’s economic empowerment activities. The case of Port Sudan”;
  • Study and research activities on violence against women in Sudan;
  • Awareness raising activities on sexual and reproductive health and rights and on prevention of breast and cervical cancer.

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