Prevention and response to Gender Base Violence

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A two day workshop on “prevention and response to Gender Base Violence” took place in Hawassa city at Oasis Hotel from October 8-9, 2018.

40 Participants among which 2 Female stakeholders from Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ Region 2 Woredas (Loma and Tocha) of Dawroo Zone gathered representing the justice sector, health bureau, education bureau, religious institutions and women and children’s affairs bureau of the two Woredas.

The purpose of the workshop is to advocate for the prevention and response to gender based violence as well as build the capacity of stakeholders to become advocates in their respective Woredas.

Dr. Emebet Mulugeta

Dr. Emebet Mulugeta, lecture at Addis Ababa University Social Work Department, moderated this workshop and presented on gender equality, what can be done to narrow the gender parity gap in our context and the role of advocacy to prevent gender based violence.

The participants reflected on strategies to advocate for gender equality and ending gender based violence. They shared their experiences and discussed major challenges that slows down their efforts to end gender based violence in their Woredas.

Accordingly they developed an action plan which will be implemented within this year.