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USAID promoting the rights of marginalized women

7-6-2018

The Inaya Association held yesterday the closing ceremony for its ‘Supporting the rights of marginalized women’ project under the sponsorship of the minister of state for women’s affairs, Jean Ogassapian and the presence of a group of dignitaries. The project to note, is implemented in cooperation with the alliance of NGOs in Lebanon within the framework of the USAID-funded ‘Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment- Capacity Building’ (BALADI CAP) program. On the occasion, Ogassapian pointed out that the issue of marginalized women is a human tragedy, blaming the political authorities who are responsible to raise awareness on the issue and approach marginalized communities. Karine Nassar, Inaya executive director, said the project supports the rights of marginalized women, particularly sex workers, with the focus on promoting policies and strategies involving their rights within the social and health care centers and institutions. For her part, program director, Nadia Badran, announced a series of recommendations notably: training graduates of universities and schools to understand the specificities of persons concerned and comply with the code of conduct related to health associations. (for more on the subject, kindly refer to the link below: https://goo.gl/obkG7F). (Al Mustaqbal, June 7, 2018)

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