The global 16 days campaign, 16 days of activism against gender based violence, is being held from November 25- December 11. This year’s theme is ‘UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls’.

2 years since war broke out in Tigray and has taken its toll on women and children..  Despite GBV being a painfully common issue in sub-Saharan countries, war and other disasters play a significant role in the significant increase in number of victims of gender based violence.

As one of the largest teaching hospital and research institution Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital; Mekelle University, CHS MARCH research centre and its partners (UCLan and Medics academy) conducted a 2 day long training and workshop on November 26 and 27 which mainly focused on empowering female health workers towards eliminating gender based violence within the community. The project was funded by THET (Tropical Health & education trust )

The project goal was to empower female health workers towards minimizing/ eliminating the effects of GBV with in the work place and community.

Female health workers have an undeniable contribution in fighting against GBV. Empowering women is empowering the society.

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