Democracy House Organization (DHO) and in cooperation with the British government
Implementation of Mobile legal aid center and vulnerability monitoring in Baghdad and Anbar provinces , for women and girls affected by sexual and gender based violence
The Democracy House Organization (DHO) has started the implementation of the Prevention and treatment for Gender Based Violence Project in 2019-2020, Funded by the British government. The goal of this project is to reduce the negative effects of SGBV by providing special, psychologically and socially integrated preventive services to displaced women and girls in Baghdad and Anbar Province .
Within one year, the “Project on Support women and girls affected by sexual and gender-based violence resulting from conflicts” has completed procedural goals. The first is to provide psychosocial counseling to women and girls who cannot leave their Displacement camps by Support in camps
The objectives of the project have included the provision of psychological therapy and counseling services in therapeutic sessions, in addition to providing other social and economic services through support by referral to other specialists in this field. The goal is to provide these services to women and girls who need additional help and have the ability to attend the Family Counseling and Development Foundation in person.
The third objective was to mobilize advocacy to include the provisions of the Iraqi Constitution on the rights of women to physical safety and protection from gender-based violence. also activate of Iraqi National Action Plan on women, peace and security . The fifth objective was to encourage society, including clerics, the family and young people, to change their biased attitudes and behaviors against women and children and to adopt and protect their personal integrity.
The extension service team has adopted the classification of the recipients of the service according to the gender of the survivors of the violence, its level of education and its area of residence, in addition to other classifications according to the nature of the problems, their diagnoses, reasons, etc., which are scientific classifications to obtain a more comprehensive evaluation of the issues of gender-based violence, and alert their dangers to society and stability.