“Culturally Justified Violence Against Women” Regional Workshop
- Progress Ongoing
In 2014, ABAAD, in partnership with Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation and Women Living under Muslim Laws, conducted a regional workshop for participants from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon. The workshop is one of three regional workshops (Africa, Asia, and the Middle East) being conducted by WLUML within the framework of the WELDD CVAW and Sustaining Activism Workshops. The intended outcome of the workshops was to build the capacities of women activists and leaders at the forefront of resisting and challenging CVAW in their communities in order for them to (1) enhance the effectiveness of their advocacies and build strategies towards a rights-based framework in challenging culturally-justified violence against women and (2) to sustain women’s rights activism in resisting VAW.