Empowering Syrian Girls

by Mavi Kalem Associaiton


Our project is aimed for empowerment of Syrian adolescent girls at ages 12-18 years, to build up knowledge and skills for self-protection from violence, sexual abuse, early marriage and early sexuality and awareness about their bodies, women rights and health rights. The project will reach 40 Syrian adolescent girls by providing 6 interactive workshops addressing the young girls on empowerment by 5 Syrian women who will get ToT by Mavi Kalem trainers.
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Struggling with the new challenging circumstances that Syrian families are facing in the hosting country, Syrian young girls often contribute to their families' coping mechanisms by giving care for siblings,helping mother in daily routine, if ever, in low paid jobs before forcibly agreeing arranged marriages at incredibly early ages even at 12 years old. Syrian girls often stay in their household, do not blend in the new society or discover alternative ways for resilience.


Project is about empowerment of Syrian adolescent girls on defending themselves against violence, sexual abuse, early marriage and early sexuality and awareness about their bodies, women rights and health rights. The project consisted of 6 interactive workshops with young girls on empowerment. (explained in project document detailed) The project will strength women solidarity among Syrian adolescent and will improve knowledge about prevention mechanism and methods against to violence and abuse.

Long-Term Impact

40 Beneficiaries' messages will reach 1000 Syrian women and girls by brochure distribution within collaboration related NGOs. Participating young girls will have gender equality from women's perspective. They will start to perceive themselves as individuals and to have positive self images. They will have increased knowledge and awareness on issues of violence, abuse, their bodies, development, healthy sex and general health issues. Strengthened women solidarity among Syrian community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


official web site of Mavi Kalem Association TR
official web site of Mavi Kalem Association ENG

Organization Information

Mavi Kalem Associaiton

Location: Istanbul, Fatih - Turkey
Website: http:/​/​www.mavikalem.org/​
Project Leader:
Gamze Karadağ Koç
General Coordinator
Istanbul, Fatih Turkey

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