Strengthening Women’s Capacities through Art
June 1, 2019, 12:14 a.m.

The volunteers of the center designed and organized a initiative titled "Strengthening Women’s Capacities through Art". This women’s community initiative took place at Musireek’s town public park on 13 March 2019. This initiative started from 11 pm – 3 pm. Several activities were presented in this initiative including presenting different traditional food that have been prepared by women from IDP, refugee, and the host community. In addition, different handmade work of women, several painting and other art and musical activities were presented. 187 people have attended this event, 101females and 87 males), of them 138 were HC, 32  were IDPs, and 17 were refugees. The aim of this initiative was to celebrate the international women day, and to support the women of Musireek to show their capacities to the community, and to present traditional food and handwork of women from IDPs, refugees, and host community of Musireek to the public.

 The initiative is one of nine youth initiatives implemented within the UoD and GOAL Global joint project titled “Area Based Recovery Approach Project in Miserere” supported by UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) with funding from the Government of Japan. UoD jointly with GOAL have adopted community engagement method in selecting these community initiatives through assuring community participation from Misureek. All community initiatives were selected in consultation with GOAL's two community groups: Coordination Committee, and Local Advisory Group, in consultation with UNDP staff. The “Area Based Recovery Approach Project in Misureek” project implemented in Misureek town, Summel District from 5th of December 2018 through 20th of March 2019.