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Member in the Spotlight: Building Bridges Association

01.02.2017 / Created by (EMWF)
Member in the Spotlight: Building Bridges Association

The Foundation met Wahida Haidar, president of the Building Bridge Association (BBA) that joined the Foundation’s Network in January 2016.

BBA works on spreading, defending and promoting the culture of human rights, gender equality, and economic, social and legal empowerment of women. The association provides services and support to women's and children's victims of human rights'abuses. Furthermore, it works on carrying out research and studies in the field of development, women and human rights, and on developing women and youth's skills in order to participate in the decision making process that is related to the future and community development. Building Bridge Association works at national level, its main themes of work are: civil and political rights; violence; and emotional and sexual life. Its target groups are: migrant and refugee women; women entrepreneurs; and men and women victims of violence and it has more than 5 years of specific experience in the field of gender equality.

Building Bridges Association was selected to be the leader of the Jordan local cluster of gender equality actors© (Cycle 1), within the Project “Women for the future in the Mediterranean”, funded by the the Priority Solidarity Fund of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development. Through this short interview, Haidar explains the implementation phase of their pilot action on women's participation in local councils in the Irbid Governorate.

Music credits of the video: Jordan-Safar Habeebi.

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