Women in Institutions: Empowerment and Community Mobilisation

On Wednesday 22nd June, JRS organized a training conference entitled: Women in Institutions: Empowerment and Community Mobilisation. This training was part of a project entitled Stronger Together, a women’s empowerment and advocacy project that is being implemented by JRS in partnership with the Women’s Rights Foundation and that aims to improve the quality of life of women living in institutional settings.

The project aims to combat disempowerment and helplessness and to increase these women’s sense of agency and control over their future by working with them to improve the policies, structures and services that impact their lives. This project also seeks to provide training to civil society organisations and government entities whose work brings them in contact with women living in institutional settings; be they homeless or domestic violence shelters or Open Centres.

More than thirty people participated in this training which was conducted by Ms. Anne Bathily from the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) and which aimed to increase Civil Society Organizations’ capacity to reach out to and empower women in institutional settings to speak out for their rights as well as advocate for others in their situation. To this end, the training conference focused on the themes of empowerment of marginalised populations and community mobilisation. 

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