The Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Women Studies and Social Transformation Program on Sunday organized a campaign titled “Together for her”, addressing the various forms of abuse women face as part of a 16-day campaign combating violence against women.
The National Council for Women, The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, Alexandria University’s Anti-Violence and Harassment Unit and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Affairs are all participating in organizing the campaign.
The campaign began with a preparatory workshop and training on “Leading public awareness campaigns to end violence against women”, introduced by experts in women’s rights and public awareness initiatives.
The workshop focuses on the different forms of violence against women and various global and local initiatives with particular emphasis on their impact on the empowerment of women. The campaign seeks to raise public awareness of the different kinds of violence against woman and girls, focusing on the negative impacts of this abuse.
The Bibliotheca Alexandria was colored in orange as part of the campaign, symbolizing a bright future without violence.
The campaign’s programs and activities will present a new and modern vision on women’s conditions as part of the the Women Studies and Social Transformation program.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm