AWO: trainings to prevent GBV
The African Women’s Organization organised and coordinated the project “Training for Multiplicators to prevent Violence on Women and Girls” from November 2021 until December 2022 in Austria. They organised trainings in Vienna, Graz and Linz.
The project was funded by the Austrian Federal Chancellery – Department Women and Equality. One of the focus of the project was also to tackle traditional violence on women and girls. The topic included FGM as a Traditional Practice.
The African Women's Organization also attended an event in Sweden where they connected with Auregan Le Gal and her team from Action Aid Sweden on 28 March 2023. The two organisations and their representatives had a productive discussion, after which AWO was invited by Action Aid Sweden an event about the latter's Afghanistan Development Cooperation Program.
On the 29th-30th of March 2023, the African Women's Organization attended the EU “Conference on prevention models to address the demand that fosters trafficking for sexual purposes” organised in Stockholm by the Swedish Minister of Justice Mr. Gunnar Strömmer within the Swedish EU Presidency. Her Majesty Queen Sylvia of Sweden opened the Conference. The purpose of the Conference was on prevention models to address the demand that fosters trafficking for sexual purposes. The African Women Organization is a member of the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings, thereby making their attendance at this conference an important part of their focus in activism.