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Syrian – Egyptian GBV Theatre Workshop

Syrian – Egyptian GBV Theatre Workshop

The United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with the youth development consultancy institute (Etijah) organized a theatre workshop in Ramadan City to create a community based activity aimed at raising awareness on Gender Based Violence (GBV) and inequitable gender norms. Inspired by a desire to cultivate awareness and plant the seeds of behavioral change, a team comprising 25 refugees from Egypt and Syria was ‎formed. The group named themselves “Nawah” which is the Arabic translation of “Seed”. The main ‎objective of the performance ‎was to raise ‎awareness of the ‎impact of GBV in society and ‎mobilize the community towards combating ‎violence against women. The activity additionally serves to strengthen social cohesion by encouraging Syrians and Egyptians to work together. Similar activities are being planned for the safe spaces in Damietta and Giza governorates in Egypt. More.