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YWCA organises its annual gala to support battered women and women’s right to Nationality


The YWCA held its annual gala last week at the Pierre Abou Khater Theater and which included a performance by Soprano Ghada Ghanem and an ensemble from the Lebanese Conservatoire.  Benefits from the event will go to the YWCA shelter.  Ghanem performed songs from her Lavender Lullabies album dedicated to My Nationality is a Right for Me and My Family Campaign.
The YWCA centre for battered women is the culmination of the organization work on protecting women and their children from violence as well as helping them with vocational training and psychological counseling in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs.
To note that YWCA celebrates its 113th anniversary this year.  The organisation’s headquarters are in Ain el Mreisseh and it operates branches in Marjeyoun, Tyre, Saida, Tripoli, Byblos, Hadath, Chayyah, Ain Al-Remmaneh, Bouchrieh, and Ablah in Bekaa and provides programmes for women and children with the aim of training them and protecting their rights.
Source: Al-Nahar 13 November 2013

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