On 3rd June 2013, the ALIKAR CENTER FOR PEACE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY (APHAD) held one-day awareness program for the community at Shirdon Hotel in Abudwak, Galgadud, Somalia. APHAD implemented the workshop and was financially supported by the Danish Refugees Council (DRC) This work shop facilitated by Abdifitah and Omar .
33 participants from diverse backgrounds, including men, students, women young girls and Boys were invited. All participants were the residents of Abudwak district. 50 percents of the participants were females. During the discussions, the participants discussed and gave excellent examples after understanding each topic of the Work shop.
WORK SHOP OBJECTIVES
The main objectives of the work shop were to:
- Provide a platform for sharing of experiences and knowledge of both work shop facilitators and participants about the Somali children and their rights
- To raise level of community awareness against child rights violations
- Identifying the obstacles of the child rights and discusses the strategies that could help to overcome these obstacles at the community levels.
- Promote the community leaders’ knowledge in child rights to facilitate child rights in their environment.
- Build up the participants’ understanding of how they can stop the child rights violation
- Increase the awareness of the participants about the child rights.
TOPICS OF THE WORK SHOP
- Understanding human rights
- Definition of child
- Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Grave violation against children in Somalia
- How we can improve our children’s rights
This report concludes that this workshop was a good value. The outcomes of this workshop indeed show that the participants leant the objectives and the knowledge that the facilitators taught. Mr. Omar from APHAD closed the ceremony after completion of one-day work shop and thanking the participants for their participation and their patience.