‘Project: Supporting girls to face sexual harassment’

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                                   Work shop
report
   (Lifting skills and capacity of civil
associations to face sexual harassment,
Title of
the workshop
:
lifting skills and capacity of civil society associations to face sexual
harassment
Place of execution: Egyptian association for
disseminating and developing legal awareness
Financial
actor
: mama cash Dutch
organization
Executive
actor
: Egyptian
lawyers association
Workshop target: lifting skills and capabilities of
the association‘s workers and volunteers to address sexual harassment issue, as
well as evaluating the legal framework of sexual harassment. Especially poor
and slum areas in matareya and ain shames region
Participants:
The
participants reach 14 participants from six civil associations matarya and ain
shams region distributed according to the kind:


Women and development friends
Dar
el
salsabil and tasneem
Develop
local society
Habit
el-kolob
Basmat
amal
El-hana
for women
female
male
female
male
female
male
female
male
female
male
female
male
numbers
0
1
3
0
3
0
1
1
2
0
3
0
participants
Workshop
events:
In the
framework of the legal awareness project that the association of Egyptian
lawyers execute co-operated with mama cash organization, holding the first
workshop with civil associations in matareya and ain shams region to work on
lifting the skills and capacities of the civil associations to counter the
sexual harassment phenomena. This targeted maintaining the role these organizations
to face the problem of sexual harassment inside Egyptian street for the sake of
safe society for Egyptian women .the events had started with identifying the
needs of these associations and proposals of its workers to work on facing this
phenomena within the legal framework of associations to counter these practices
that shame Egyptian society and exposing girls to psychological problems as a
result to negative effects of such sexual harassment practices. The workshop
had been executed at on of headquarters of civil associations “Egyptian
association for disseminating and developing legal awareness. Fourteen
participants had been attended (male, female) as representor of six
associations in Matareya and ain shams region.
Mr:hany
ibrahim
(human development
consultative ) had managed the workshop ,started the day with identifying the
participants to each others ,welcoming them, and presenting the targets and
programmes of the workshop .the day had been managed in atmosphere of open
discussion and brain storming involved team works to ensure participating
of  all participants to reach the goal of
workshop.
The
training day had included those points:
-sexual
harassment concept
-shapes and
kinds of harassment
-the causes
of sexual harassment
-causes of ignoring
sexual harassment within society
-introduction
and public presentation about harassment issues in Egypt
-evaluating
the legal framework of sexual harassment phenomena
-recognize
the needs of civil associations to work on the legal framework to counter harassment
phenomena
-participants
(male, female) proposals:
At the end
of the workshop, the participants had represented their proposals of
maintaining essentials roles of interface if this phenomena whether at the
level of state or civil society represented   his individuals:
State
role in the face of the phenomena:
-pressure campaigns
to provide for sexual harassment penalty and emphasis the punishment of
harassers  
awareness campaigns
by media and watching the series, television programmes, and movies
-enhancing
the role of clerics
-designing work
places more safe with transparency way
-filling
youth spare time with clubs, youth centers, and facilating marriage
-the role of
security farces in conservation security and emphasizing the punishment on the
security forces who makes harassment practices
-Emphasizing
the control of families of youth and their behaviors
Civil
society role in facing the phenomena:
-Holding
seminars and meeting with youth to disseminate their awareness of negative
effects of sexual harassment and its risks  
-Increasing behavior
awareness within civil associations by seminars and certain meetings related to
sexual harassment issues
-holding
workshops disseminating the awareness of the issue risk and participating
families with it
-concerning
of civil associations with helping youth to share with activities which help
them to use their spare time and utilize their capacities
-supplying
civil societies with specialized lawyers dealing with harassment issues and
complains
Workshop
outputs:
-14 participants
(male, female) had been disseminated their awareness with legal procedures to
face of harassment
-8
recommendations had been applied from participants as alternatives to address
sexual harassment

-networking
six associations in matareya and ain shams region

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