Types of Violence - - Middle East

Women and Girls: Safe Spaces

17.12.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

This report sheds light on women and girls safe spaces, which is a key strategy for the protection and empowerment of women and girls affected by the Syrian crisis. A safe space is a formal or informal place where women and girls feel physically and emotionally safe. The term ‘safe,’ in the present context, refers to the absence of trauma, excessive stress, violence (or fear of violence), or abuse.  

This document provides an overview of what key principles should be followed when establishing such spaces in humanitarian and post-crisis contexts. The report provides examples and practical tools, checklist, and assessment questions.


  • Type of publication : Toolbox / Methodological guide
  • Author : United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Co-editor : United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Publication date : 2015
  • Number of pages : 30
  • Language : English


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Istar Montull Mussach
União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta
Zouhair Gassim
Youth Capacities Development Association-Biskra (YCDB)
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
Bremen University
Khadija Ben Hassine
Women Against Violence (WAV)
Association pour le Droit à la Différence (ADD)
Jbail- Byblos Municipality
Assemblée des Femmes Paris Ile-de-France
Yaich Elarbi
Kasdi Merbah Ouragla University
Coalition for Tunisian Women and the International Network of Women
Alèxia Carrasco
The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL)
Women in Business of Algeria
Hope Village Society (HVS)
Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM)
Be active. Be emancipated (B.a.B.e.)
Women in Morocco
Jordanian Journalist Association
Association Voix d'Ève (AVE)
European Observatory on Femicide
Arab Institute for Human Rights
The Libyan Network to Support and Empower Women
Association Citoyens Acteurs
Kadın ve Demokrasi Derneği - KADEM - Women and Democracy Association
Association Joussour de Citoyenneté (AJC)
Association Beity
Radio Souriat
Association Marocaine des Femmes Progressistes (AMFP)
National Association for the defense of rights and freedoms (NADRF)
SIDRA Association
iJMA3, The Arab ICT Organization
Leïla Tauil

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