November 2017

UOSSM Canada November 2017 Newsletter

End Violence Against
Syrian Women & Girls

November 25th marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The year's theme is “Leave no one behind" it reinforces the commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, first.


Building the Capacity of Women in Syria 

At UOSSM we understand that by empowering women you have the ability to uplift entire communities. Since 2011 Syrian women have been a driving force behind UOSSM's ability to deliver vital humanitarian assistance and provide medical care to the wounded. 
We provide training to female doctors, nurses, and health workers to help them provide for the women in their own communities.In 2017 of all the beneficiaries we served, 1,671 were women, served by women. By building the capacity of female health workers UOSSM is creating safer spaces and granting larger access for sick women and girls. 

Breaking the Silence 

The culture of shame associated with violence against women means women often times do not report & are the last ones to get medical and psycho-social support. This is why UOSSM is committed to providing psychological and psychosocial support to min. 50,000 people, including at least 35,000 women and girls in 2018. 
2017 So Far: 
  • 1900 female have been trained through our direct training courses and training courses delivered at medical centers.
  • 466,331 female beneficiaries in our primary health care services, excluding deliveries. 
  • 1,705 deliveries in our medical centers thus far. 

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