HIAS community mobilizers take part in a parade during International Women’s Day celebrations. Djabal refugee camp, Goz Beida, Chad. March 8, 2016.
In this sketch the theatre group ‘rescues’ a young girl from being married off to an old man. The theater group that prepared and presented the sketch is made up of Community Mobilizers—HIAS staff who are also refugees themselves. The group uses drama to educate the community about important issues including child protection, women's education and domestic violence. Goz Amir refugee camp, Chad. March 8, 2016.
Beneficiaries of the HIAS gardening project in Goz Amir display their products. The project, which supports widows and women who are the victims of gender-based violence, is funded by UNHCR. Goz Amir refugee camp, Chad. March 8, 2016.
A wide variety of activities were held in the refugee camps in Chad to mark International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016, including debates, displays and parades. HIAS Chad was an enthusiastic participant in the day’s events. During the celebrations, leaders put emphasis on the empowerment of women through education, livelihoods activities, and making family planning accessible to all. The disadvantages of marrying off young girls was also discussed.
To learn more about these celebrations, check out the photo slideshow above.