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Generation Equality: Roa’a Al-Fased testimony

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Geneva, 20 October 2021 (TDI): The United Nations Women, the entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment; shared the testimony of Roa’a Al-Fased, for Generation Equality. Al-Fased, is a member of the independent administrative board for girls of the Association Towards a Better Tomorrow.

She is also 14 years old. According to the note, Al-Fased works to empower adolescent girls in her community in Jordan. She wants to empower the girls, by promoting access to sexual, and reproductive health. Another act to empower them is to raise awareness on gender-based violence.

Al-Fased starts to mention that due to the Covid-19, there has been an increase in domestic violence cases. Related to the Covid, she then mentioned is the education, because of the pandemics; many girls were unable to attend classes.

Al-Fased refers to her work at the Association. Where she contributes to designing initiatives and programs to achieve the goal. Al-Fased stated that she believes that girls have a role to play to change society. This work has inspired her to become an active member of the community.

Roa’a mentions that through her work, she supports girls, and others affected by Covid-19; to learn new skills. She reaffirmed her commitment to sharing her knowledge, to then help others. Al-Fased mentioned that she has been part of awareness-raising sessions, on gender-based violence. This is to then establish a training center for girls in her community.

Al-Fased announced that she will be part of the training of trainers. This program is to build the capacity of her peers in all regions of East Amman. According to her, they will train on issues that are related to self-knowledge; communication skills, empowerment, and also gender equality.

FINAL STATEMENT

Al-Fased expressed how important was the work for her, as she wishes to leave an imprint in society. Finally, she left a message for all the girls of her age, on the eve of Generation Equality. In that message, she urged them to become pioneers in their community, to learn, and also to enjoy. This is to be able to work together, to build a society that empowers women, and also girls.

Carla Esparza Arteaga
Carla Esparza Arteagahttps://thediplomaticinsight.com
International Relations student at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain. Main interests are the work of International Organizations like the UN in the scope of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable human beings and the environment

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