Wafaa is a 51-year-old woman, married, with two daughters, who used to live in Jobar and work as an elementary teacher. The family suffered from financial hardships, the husband had to sell the house and buy a small house in Jaramana. During the crisis, the house was completely destroyed by a mortar shell.
Out of believing in the importance of carrying out awareness campaigns on the dangers of harassment, the Syrian Society for Social Development, in cooperation with the UNHCR in Gaza Elementary School in Al Sakhour district of Aleppo, organized the "How to Protect Myself" event from 9 to 12 May.
Hayat, 39, is married, with five children. Her husband is a professional carpenter, a family trade he inherited from his father. He used to own a large carpentry workshop equipped with all the necessary tools but lost all his productive assets due to the Syrian conflict and the precipitous displacement from Saqba, where his trade was established.
Mrs. Tharaa (who hates to be called by that name) is 38 and comes from the city of Qamishli, Governorate of Hasakeh.
The story began when Tharaa was introduced to al-Salam Community Center by one of the beneficiaries in the Women’s Committees, who felt that it was necessary to help that woman ease the tension and relieve the terrible pressures she was experiencing.
SSSD programs and interventions aim at reducing the risks and consequences of sexual and gender-based violence, improve the quality of response, and empower the community to prevent and respond to SGBV.