Several media outlets reported on 2 July on the launching, by the Safadi Foundation, of a new UNFPA-supported project entitled "Yes for Facing Violence Together." The project aims to raise awareness about gender-based violence prevention among residents of old neighborhoods in Tripoli through the implementation of sensitization events, as well as learning basic martial arts skills, for empowering women and girls at the psychological, social and physical levels. The project will be implemented in three centers of the Safadi Foundation located in Tripoli and its surroundings.
This project falls within Multi-agency MDG-F Programme on Conflict Prevention and Peace Building in North Lebanon, within which UNFPA is entrusted with the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Component. It comes as a follow up to a training workshop targeting social workers and women leaders on GBV concepts as well as on project development and results based management after which they submitted small proposals to implement local initiatives aiming at empowering women and providing support to reduce GBV vulnerability in targeted areas. The Safadi Foundation is one of the 4 NGOs recipients of such small grants. Read in Arabic: National News Agency, Al Liwaa, Al Markazia, Lebanon Files
Alghad and Addustour reported on 2 July that a press conference was held to declare that the 32nd International Arab Youth Congress, organized by the King Hussein Foundation’s National Center for Culture and Arts (NCCA), is scheduled to start next week. The theme of this year’s congress is “New Media and Development,” with discussions covering social media, freedom of speech and ethics in new media.
This year, the seven-day congress will be held on the occasion of the silver jubilee of the NCCA and the bicentennial anniversary of the rediscovery of Petra by Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt, and will be supported by the United Nations Population Fund in Jordan (UNFPA).
Ms. Muna Idris, UNFPA assistant representative, said that UNFPA recognizes the importance of communicating with young people. UNFPA is aware of how important it is to tackle the youth’s issues and concerns which will, as a result, affect the whole society. Read in Arabic: Addustour